Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Classic Quotable: U.S. Broadcasting during the 1956 Uprising in Hungary (1972)


Monday, April 10th 2017
The Suez crisis, unrest in Poland, and the Hungarian uprising “dominated the international news” in 1956.  This review of U.S. broadcasting at the time noted “in terms of international communications, the most important was the Hungarian uprising.”  The authors counseled that “If policy is unclear, the audience may misperceive it even when operators do not.  Reactions may be harmful to the interests of both the communicator and the receivers.”

Article:                  Foreign Policy and Communications During the Hungarian Uprising

Authors:              The Editors

Date:                     1972[?]

Source:                 Ronald De McLaurin, Carl. F. Rosenthal, Sarah A. Skillings, et. al., editors, The Art and Science of Psychological Operations:  Case Studies of Military Applications, Department of the Army Pamphlet 525-7-1, 1976, vol. 1, pp. 382-386
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