A Forced Agreement: Press Acquiescence to Censorship in by Anne-Marie Smith

By Anne-Marie Smith

In the course of a lot of the army regime in Brazil (1964-1985), an difficult yet unlawful method of regulations avoided the click from masking very important information or criticizing the govt. during this interesting new publication, Anne-Marie Smith investigates why the click acquiesced to the program, and why this state-administered process of regulations was once referred to as “self-censorship.”     Smith argues that it used to be regimen, instead of worry, that saved the lid on Brazil's press. The banality of country censorship-a mundane, encompassing set of instantly repeated tactics that functioned very like the other kingdom bureaucracy-seemed very unlikely to avoid. whereas the clicking didn't think about the censorship valid, they have been by no means in a position to boost the assets to beat censorship's burdensome exercises.

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44/5/0973 subject : Freedom of the press--Brazil, Censorship--Brazil, Journalism--Political aspects--Brazil, Brazil--Politics and government--20th century. Page i A Forced Agreement Page ii PITT LATIN AMERICAN SERIES Billie R. DeWalt, General Editor Reid Andrews, Associate Editor Carmen Diana Deere, Associate Editor Jorge I. Domínguez, Associate Editor Page iii A Forced Agreement Press Acquiescence to Censorship in Brazil Anne-Marie Smith Page iv Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa.

In the opinion of historian Antonio Costella, "The few exceptions in this sea of corruption, the few press people who avoided the comfortable steamroller of bribery, leave us an image which approaches the boundaries of heroism. 23 Their professional organization, the Associação Brasileira da Imprensa (Brazilian Press Association) (ABI), had a slow start. Founded in 1908 in a period of anarcho-syndicalist labor organizing, the association was originally designed to be a mutual aid society offering pensions, medical aid, self-improvement courses, and a vision of a future in which the Brazilian press would be collectively owned.

Indeed, even ardent supporters of the regime expressed their disgust with the censorship. They considered it an illegal farce and an immoral imposition. They tolerated and complied with the prohibitions, as did the rest of the press, but did not consider this system to be legitimate or appropriate. Their compliance with the restrictions did not grow out of their support for the regime. At no point did their support for the regime lead to an endorsement of these restrictions on their own freedom.

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