In their heyday, the No-Do newsreels predictably contained a good deal of propaganda and servile reporting in favour of the Franco regime. They were a way in which Franco could have a monopoly over the news and supply public information, censorship and propaganda for the formation of public opinion favorable to the dictatorial regime.
The No-Do newsreels, tainted by their indelible association with the dictatorship, fell out of favour within a few years of Spain's return to democratic government after Franco's death. The last No-Do was produced in 1981 prior to the operation's absorption into RTVE, Spain's state-controlled television and radio broadcaster. The No-Do archive is an important asset of RTVE and is often mined for nostalgia programmes.
^Boletín Oficial del Estado (Spanish official gazette). (1942-12-22). "Boletín Oficial del Estado núm. 356, de 22/12/1942" (PDF). p. 10444. Retrieved 2014-10-20. Order for the mandatory and exclusive rights of screening of newsreel film stories in Spain to the publisher News and Documentary Films "NO-DO".