ARTICLE: Fascist press used “Paris 1937” for propaganda


Italian fascist propaganda created a negative image of France and socialism during the “Paris, 1937” exhibition, writes Francescomaria Evangelisti of University of Seville.

Using the Italian press to manipulate information, France was presented as a chaotic nation full of drunks and idlers. The fascists manipulated information to fabricate an idea of “otherness”, with the France as the scary antithesis to the orderly Italian regime.
Evangelisti illustrates the propaganda used by gathering information from archive files and press-clippings.
The paper was published as an online-first article of the Media History. It can be accessed here (abstract public).
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