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A quietening effect ? The BBC and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

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posted on 29.07.2014 by David Deacon
This article examines how the British Government sought to recruit the BBC in its propaganda activities concerning the Spanish Civil War and in particular to 'quieten' domestic public opinion about the conflict. It also considers the extent to which the Corporation acceded to government demands and concludes that, despite areas of cooperation and even complicity, there were also putative signs of editorial innovation and independence in the BBC's news service. In the disquiet this created in official circles, the Spanish Civil War presaged many future conflicts between public broadcasters and governments about the coverage of international crises. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Media History

Volume

18

Issue

2

Pages

143 - 158

Citation

DEACON, D., 2012. A quietening effect ? The BBC and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Media History, 18 (2), pp. 143 - 158

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Media History on 08/03/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13688804.2012.663866.

ISSN

1368-8804

eISSN

1469-9729

Language

en

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