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The De-legitimization of General Jaruzelski's Government by Official Mass Media

The De-legitimization of General Jaruzelski's Government by Official Mass Media In this article, I present the results of an analysis of print media reporting on the spectacular trial in 1984 against the murderers of Jerzy Popiełuszko in communist Poland. The aim of my research is to show how the coverage contributed to the de-legitimization of the Communist Party despite the mass media system's tight structures of control. Because of mass media functionality, the coverage of this event contributed to political transformation not only by publicizing a hitherto tabooed topic but also by establishing an initial point for informed public criticism of the government. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Communist and Post-Communist Studies University of California Press

The De-legitimization of General Jaruzelski's Government by Official Mass Media

Communist and Post-Communist Studies , Volume 53 (2): 20 – Jun 1, 2020
20 pages

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University of California Press
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ISSN
0967-067X
eISSN
1873-6920
DOI
10.1525/cpcs.2020.53.2.93
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Abstract

In this article, I present the results of an analysis of print media reporting on the spectacular trial in 1984 against the murderers of Jerzy Popiełuszko in communist Poland. The aim of my research is to show how the coverage contributed to the de-legitimization of the Communist Party despite the mass media system's tight structures of control. Because of mass media functionality, the coverage of this event contributed to political transformation not only by publicizing a hitherto tabooed topic but also by establishing an initial point for informed public criticism of the government.

Journal

Communist and Post-Communist StudiesUniversity of California Press

Published: Jun 1, 2020

Keywords: (communist) governmental legitimacy; Jerzy Popiełuszko; mass media system; political transformation

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