Reporting an alternative reality to ‘Conveniently Guide’ public opinion: the ‘patriotic role’ of the Portuguese press during World War II

Nelson Ribeiro*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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During World War II the Portuguese press was under strict control of the dictatorship regime that ruled in the country. While censorship was given the task of preventing many news pieces from reaching the public, newspapers were also forced to give visibility to all propaganda events organized by the regime. In many cases this meant relegating crucial news on the war to the interior pages while the front pages were reserved for national stories. The article combines document research with an analysis of the front pages of the two major Portuguese daily newspapers from the outbreak of the war until the capitulation of France. It demonstrates how the censorship apparatus played a role that went way beyond deciding what could and could not be published by ensuring that the press would report an alternative reality that was created by the regime’s propaganda which aimed to ‘conveniently guide’ public opinion.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)360-375
Número de páginas16
RevistaMedia History
Volume23
Número de emissão3-4
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2 out. 2017

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