Broadcasting propaganda

Other Names:
Radio propaganda
Television propaganda

Television and radio broadcasts may aim at spreading the influence of a political ideal or government policies. In a single party state or dictatorship only one political or ideological line may be broadcast, but in a constitutional democracy several may be broadcast, creating confusion from conflicting information. Propaganda may be government information, unrelated or misleading. It may induce apathy, ignorance, conformism, prejudice, idealism, alienation, confusion and conflict. It may also strengthen government control, and existing injustices, inequalities, and exploitation.


Television was a powerful stimulant for change in eastern European countries because of the picture of a prosperous Western society which it carried across the borders.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST