Oprimido, Censurado, Controlado: Authoritarian Censorship of the Media in Spain under Franco's Dictatorship

Hennessey, Darby (2017) Oprimido, Censurado, Controlado: Authoritarian Censorship of the Media in Spain under Franco's Dictatorship. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Samir Husni from Journalism, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Francisco Franco is one of the most formidable dictators of the 20th century, and his overwhelming control over the press and other media in Spain during his 36 years as an authoritarian dictator is among the most notable forms of press censorship in history. This thesis examines the various measures Franco’s regime took to censor the press and other media platforms (print news, non-news print media and digital media) and explains that, through these measures, Franco’s regime fits and even expands the Authoritarian Theory of Mass Communication. This theory has historic and philosophical backgrounds, but by applying the basic principles to the modern example of the franquismo period in Spain, one can see the overarching idea of censorship in the media imposed by an authoritarian regime. Furthermore, this thesis will examine the aftermath of the regime, and how the legacy of censorship and media corruption still lingers in Spanish society today.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hennessey, Darby
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Journalism
Thesis Advisor: Samir Husni
Thesis Advisor's Department: Journalism
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Depositing User: Darby Hennessey
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 17:00
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 17:00
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/825

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