The talk 'the 'War on Newspapers' covers propaganda, censorship and violence against newspapers between 1921 and 1923, with a particular focus on the Civil War. During conflicts, controlling the flow and content of information becomes a primary goal for combatants. Ireland, during the Civil War, was not an exception to this rule. It was a time when newspaper offices were burned to the ground, when censorship prevented certain reports from appearing in the press and when propaganda battles were fought between the opposing sides.
Ian Kenneally is Historian in Residence with Westmeath County Council. He is the author of a number of books, including 'The Paper Wall: newspapers and propaganda in Ireland' and 'From the Earth, A Cry: the story of John Boyle O'Reilly'. He was editor of the very popular 'Revolution Papers' series and he has contributed to a wide range of newspapers, documentaries and publications such as the 'Atlas of the Irish Revolution'.
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