Ministry of propaganda
An agency or ministry of propaganda is the part of a government charged with generating and distributing propaganda.
Though governments routinely engage in propaganda, ministries with the word "propaganda" in their name have become progressively more rare since the end of World War II, as a result of which the term took on its present negative connotation. Instead of using the word "propaganda", governments today often use the terms "Truth Team", "public relations", "psychological operations", "education", "advertising", or simply "information".
- Germany had employed Joseph Goebbels as head of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.
- The Soviet Union had a Department for Agitation and Propaganda.
- The Brazilian Estado Novo had a Department of Press and Propaganda (DIP).
- The Irish Republic had a Department of Propaganda, established 1918 and renamed to Department of Publicity in 1921.
- The United States had a Committee on Public Information and the United States Information Agency
- The Chinese Central Propaganda Department officially changed its English name to Central Publicity Department in 1998, while its Chinese name was unchanged.
- Poland's ministry of information and propaganda was established in 1944.
- Herman, Edward; Noam Chomsky (January 15, 2002). Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Pantheon. ISBN 978-0-375-71449-8.
- Christopher J. Coyne; Peter T. Leeson (February 2009). "Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change and Reinforcement". Kyklos 62 (1). Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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