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British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

John Jenks


This is a study of the British state's generation, suppression and manipulation of news to further foreign policy goals during the early Cold War. Bribing editors, blackballing ‘unreliable’ journalists, creating instant media experts through provision of carefully edited ‘inside information’ and exploiting the global media system to plant propaganda – disguised as news – around the world: these were all methods used by the British to try to convince the international public of Soviet deceit and criminality and thus gain support for anti-Soviet policies at home and abroad. Britain's shaky inter ... More

Keywords: propaganda, Britain, United States, Soviet Union, Cold War, nuclear war, censorship, public opinion, global influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623143
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Jenks, author