The sound of revolution: BBC monitoring and the Hungarian uprising, 1956

Webb, Alban (2019) The sound of revolution: BBC monitoring and the Hungarian uprising, 1956. Media History. ISSN 1368-8804 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Radio occupied multiple broadcast, diplomatic and cultural terrains during the course of the Hungarian uprising. Broadcasters, and the authorities that stood behind them on both sides of the Iron Curtain mapped, interpreted and, at times, appeared to direct the course of events on the ground. The BBC Monitoring Service Transcription Collection offers a vital and unexplored perspective on developments on the ground during the Hungarian uprising, in the context of the wider political warfare battle of the cold war.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: BBC, Hungary, Monitoring, Cold War, Communications Intelligence, Radio, Diplomacy
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD0001 Diplomatics
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD0921 Archives
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D031 Political and diplomatic history
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D900 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DAW History of Central Europe
D History General and Old World > DK History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Alban Webb
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 09:17
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82914

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