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Czechoslovak Exile Media: Between Reality, Propaganda and Myth

Added: November 4, 2016

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During the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, the exile media created a specific milieu. A reaction to the difficulty of critical discussion, it contributed to the continuity of independent Czechoslovak journalism and also strove to bring about the end of repression in the homeland. The transformation of the exile media sphere after August 1968 was discussed by former exile journalists Lída Rakušanová and Petr Brod and media historian Petr Orság, who has thoroughly explored the subject in his new book Mezi realitou, propagandou a mýty: Československá exilová média v západní Evropě v letech 1968–1989 (Between Reality, Propaganda and Myth: Czechoslovak Exile Media in Western Europe, 1968–1969), which was issued this year by publishers Lidové noviny.


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