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By Anne-Marie Smith

In the course of a lot of the army regime in Brazil (1964-1985), an difficult yet unlawful method of regulations avoided the click from overlaying vital information or criticizing the govt. during this exciting new booklet, Anne-Marie Smith investigates why the clicking acquiesced to the program, and why this state-administered method of regulations used to be often called “self-censorship.”     Smith argues that it used to be regimen, instead of worry, that stored the lid on Brazil's press. The banality of kingdom censorship-a mundane, encompassing set of immediately repeated strategies that functioned very similar to the other country bureaucracy-seemed very unlikely to bypass. whereas the clicking didn't think about the censorship valid, they have been by no means capable of advance the assets to beat censorship's burdensome exercises.

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Its attacks on President Vargas in the 1950s were instrumental in the collapse of his administration and his suicide, and the press was also very important in delegitimizing President Goulart in the period preceding the Page 15 1964 coup. As a political actor itself, the press may be available for alliances with opposition or subordinate factions within the state. If the press has sometimes been the tool of the state, it has also been a partner in alliances against the state. Whether measured in terms of financial ties, political machinations, direct regulations, or more subtle manipulations, the state and press in Brazil are deeply, though asymmetrically, intertwined.

In this case the press maintained its alliance with factions opposed to Vargas and contributed substantially to the president's downfall. Although Vargas's relations with the press were the stormiest of those in the 19461964 period, other presidents also clashed with the press. 30 The resignation of Janio Quadros on Page 22 August 25, 1961, was another opportunity for censorship, as were the disputes over João Goulart's assuming the presidency. 31 At no point, then, was the press sacrosanct, in this period of electoral populism any more than during the overt dictatorship of the Estado Novo.

Page i A Forced Agreement Page ii PITT LATIN AMERICAN SERIES Billie R. DeWalt, General Editor Reid Andrews, Associate Editor Carmen Diana Deere, Associate Editor Jorge I. Domínguez, Associate Editor Page iii A Forced Agreement Press Acquiescence to Censorship in Brazil Anne-Marie Smith Page iv Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15261 Copyright © 1997, University of Pittsburgh Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Printed on acid-free paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Smith, Anne-Marie, 1960 A forced agreement: press acquiescence to censorship in Brazil / Anne-Marie Smith.

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