Control of Mass Communications

Control of Mass Communications

Totalitarianism The Party and its Tools Control of Mass Communications

Introduction to Control of Mass Communications

By virtue of the monopoly of mass communications the ruling party and the government are in possession of all channels through which people receive information, guidance, and direction. All newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio and television broadcasting, theater productions, and motion pictures, is centrally controlled and directed. All writers, speakers, actors, composers, and poets are enrolled in party-controlled organizations, and they are licensed by the government. Usually they are required to be members of the party. The party line, that is, the party’s interpretation of policy, is imposed on all mass media through censorship.” (1)


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Guide to Control of Mass Communications






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