Political Interference on the Airwaves: The BBC Broadcasts to Portugal during the Second World War

“Salazar’s authoritarian regime was peculiar in several ways, including its media policies. Not only did it under-invest in radio broadcasting, it also fostered the position that the media should not be used to mobilize the masses. This was in clear contrast to the policies implemented by the other authoritarian and totalitarian regimes with which the Estado Novo had ideological connections.” -- Nelson Ribeiro, Catholic University of Portugal, “Political Interference on the Airwaves: The BBC Broadcasts to Portugal during the Second World War” (excerpt)

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