A Forced Agreement: Press Acquiescence to Censorship in Brazil

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 231 pages
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During much of the military regime in Brazil (1964-1985), an elaborate but illegal system of restrictions prevented the press from covering important news or criticizing the government. In this intriguing new book, Anne-Marie Smith investigates why the press acquiesced to this system, and why this state-administered system of restrictions was known as "self-censorship." Smith argues that it was routine, rather than fear, that kept the lid on Brazil's press. The banality of state censorship - a mundane, encompassing set of automatically repeated procedures that functioned much like any other state bureaucracy - seemed impossible to circumvent. While the press did not consider the censorship legitimate, they were never able to develop the resources to overcome censorship's burdensome routines.

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History of PressState Relations
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Mainstream and Alternative
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The Many Forms of Press Control
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Copyright

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