Einblick in die Medienlandschaft des Kommunistischen Rumänien


Keywords:  communism, media, press, censorship, constraints


This article is a brief presentation of the main features of the media during the Communist period in Romania. Its aim is also to show the censorship methods and institutions and the way they were functioning. Many important writers had been forbidden to publish their works in those times. The law regarding the press has been very restrictive and during the last decade of Communism, the dictator shut down every program or media, which were not promoting his nationalistic visions. Unlike in democratic countries, in Communist Romania the press was not the mirror of the society, as it was full of constraints, omissions and lies.