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Moskvaprocesserna i svensk press
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2005 (Swedish)In: Kommunismens ansikten: Repression, övervakning och svenska reaktioner, Stockholm: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion , 2005, 50-85 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Moscow trials

During the Great Terror in the USSR, 1936–38, countless crimes against human rights were committed. As we know, the period was characterised by arrests, summary trials, deportations and executions of individuals and groups on a large scale. During these years, too, the ‘show trials’ took place in Moscow. These trials created a marked stir in the Swedish press: in contrary to the uninterest in the Great Famine, the Moscow trials got a lot of press coverage and attention. How come? And in what way did the press report about the trials? These are some of the questions adressed in this book chapter.

“Media Events” is a term set by media researchers Dayan and Katz (1994). They discuss a type of arranged communication in distance, like the Olympics or the marriage in a royal family, i.e. exceptional but in the same time pre-planned and well organized events and send all over the world by television. In the case of the trials the media channels were the radio and the press, but according to pre-planning and getting the worlds attention, could one say that Stalin managed to direct a Media Event?

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Stockholm: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion , 2005. 50-85 p.
Keyword [en]
The Moscow trials, Swedish press, Stalin, legal processes, The Great Terror, 1930:th, Media Event
Keyword [sv]
Moskvaprocesserna, svensk press, Stalin, rättsprocesser, den stora terrorn, 1930-talet, mediehändelse
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-30001ISBN: 91-7139-734-5OAI: diva2:240542
Forskningsprogrammet Kommunistiska regimer
Ingår i "Kommunismens Ansikten" red. Anu Mai Köll. Är refereegranskadAvailable from: 2009-09-28 Created: 2009-09-28 Last updated: 2011-04-29Bibliographically approved

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