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ERIC Number: ED205966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Opposition in East European Countries: The Language of Protest and Uses of the Press as a Medium of Protest in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.
Wedel, Janine
Contending that an examination of the commentary and text of the media can reveal the composition, assumptions, and goals of political opposition movements, this paper analyzes the role of the press and its language of protest in Poland's current political context. The first section of the paper examines the responses of both the official and the unofficial press media to the unrest of 1976 and 1980. In addition, it discusses the reasons for the creation of the unofficial press and comments on Poland's political future. The second and third sections of the paper compare the responses of the press in Poland to those of the press in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia during similar episodes. The final section draws conclusions about protest and the uses of the press during periods of opposition and unrest in the three countries. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Czechoslovakia; Europe (East); Hungary; Poland; Underground Press
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).