Building of State Managed Propaganda in the Second Republic (1938‒1939)
This study uses previously unpublished documents to document the methods the authoritarian region of the Second Republic used to eradicate the liberal tradition of the Czech free press and radio and make media serve the needs of the ruling state party – the Party of National Unity. It also investigates silencing state censorship, auto-censorship and the eradication of the independent press and culture. The heart of the paper focuses on the institutional and content construction of offensive propaganda. With the help of German Nazi specialists in black propaganda techniques, this aimed to overcome the educational, unbiased and nonparty political focus of First Republic propaganda and subject Czech society to forced one-sided re-educational ideologisation in an anti-democratic radical conservative and fascist manner.
Metropolitní univerzita Praha, Cz
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