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Radio Wars : Truth, Propaganda and the Struggle for Radio Australia - Errol Hodge

Radio Wars

Truth, Propaganda and the Struggle for Radio Australia

Paperback Published: 19th June 1994
ISBN: 9780521479271
Number Of Pages: 352

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Radio Australia, the multilingual overseas radio service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was launched in 1939 as an instrument of war propaganda. Ever since, it has been caught uncomfortably between those who would continue to use it as an instrument of Australian foreign policy and those who would have it an icon of journalistic integrity. In a covert war, broadcasters, bureaucrats and politicians have struggled for the editorial control of Radio Australia. From the Second World War to the Dili massacre, Radio Australia's news coverage and commentary has been affected by politics and internal conflict. This book raises important questions about journalism, censorship, foreign policy and cultural imperialism. Errol Hodge's exhaustive research has produced this comprehensive, insightful and entertaining book. Radio Wars is a fascinating history of an important but unexplored aspect of Australia's outreach.

Radio Australia at war, 1939-49
A Cold War weapon, 1950-53
Moses: a gutless wonder, 1953-64
HasluckÆs push for power, 1965-72
News commentaries: a Cold War battleground, 1950-72
Vietnam: one of the chief agencies for radio propaganda, 1956-73
The coming of detente, 1970-91
Indonesian honeymoon, 1945-74
Collision with Indonesia, 1975-88
Indonesian massacre, 1991-93
Voice of Australia
A future for Radio Australia?
The new wave: international television, 1985-94
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ISBN: 9780521479271
ISBN-10: 0521479274
Series: Truth, Propaganda and the Struggle for Radio Australia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52