Socialist Yugoslavia’s Efforts to Democratize International and Intercultural Communication: A Reappraisal

  • Slavko Splichal University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Keywords: Yugoslavia, intercultural communication, mass media, socialism

Abstract

In this article, I present an annotated (re)reading of some of my research and writings on mass communication and the development of socialist democracy in Yugoslavia published during the last two decades of the existence of this multinational federation before its sudden and violent collapse. The article is conceived as a reappraisal of key ideas and results of some empirical research I designed and conducted in the 1970s and 1980s until Slovenia’s independence in 1991. They include many diverse topics, such as communication between republics in Yugoslavia, foreign radio propaganda and the performance of the Tanjug news agency, news gathering and editorial gate-keeping, and development of communication science as a scientific discipline in Yugoslavia.

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Published
2022-05-09