Censorship in Communist Romania
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Censorship in Communist Romania (1947-1989) was widespread and virtually every published document, be it a newspaper article or a book, had to pass the censor's approval. The strictness of the censorship varied with time, the tightest being during the Stalinist era of the 1950s, and the loosest during the early period of Ceauşescu's rule, which ended with the July Theses.
The purpose of the censorship apparatus was to subordinate all the spheres of the Romanian culture (including literature, history, art and philosophy) to the Communist Party's ideology. All features of the Romanian culture were reinterpreted according to the regime's ideology, and any other interpretations were banned as forms of "bourgeois decadence".
- Tismăneanu, p. 147
- Vladimir Tismăneanu, Stalinism pentru eternitate, Polirom, Iaşi, 2005 ISBN 973-681-899-3