Ministry of propaganda

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An agency or ministry of propaganda is the part of a government charged with generating and distributing propaganda.

Though governments routinely engage in propaganda,[1] ministries with the word "propaganda" in their name have become progressively more rare since the end of World War II, after the term took on its present negative connotation. Instead of using the word "propaganda", governments today often use the terms "public relations", "psychological operations", "education", "advertising", or simply "information".


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  1. ^ Herman, Edward; Noam Chomsky (January 15, 2002). Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Pantheon. ISBN 978-0-375-71449-8.
  2. ^ Vergara, Alexander (1998). "Images of Revolution and War". University of California, San Diego. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ Christopher J. Coyne; Peter T. Leeson (February 2009). "Media as a Mechanism of Institutional Change and Reinforcement" (PDF). Kyklos. 62 (1). Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  4. ^ de Wet, Phillip. "Propaganda ministry is a go - without Mac". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2014.