Censorship and scarcity: controlling new and old media in Portugal, 1936-1945

Nelson Ribeiro*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

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This article presents a case study on how goods scarcity, both natural and artificially created, was used along with censorship to control the Portuguese public's access to information during the 1930s and 1940s. Even though the dictatorship that ruled Portugal from 1933 relied on a censorship apparatus that prevented the publication and broadcast of many pieces of national and international news, the research presented in this article demonstrates how the regime took advantage of the Spanish Civil War and World War II to increase restrictions on the circulation of information, justifying this through the artificially created scarcity of paper and radio frequencies. Furthermore, this article also describes how a third type of scarcity - that of electricity - also restricted listeners' access to radio broadcasts, which led many Portuguese to make sacrifices in order to listen to updated news.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)74-88
Número de páginas15
RevistaMedia History
Volume21
Número de emissão1
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2 jan. 2015

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