Media Wars: Radio Propaganda Past and Present, Part 2 – You are My Enemy. Pass the sugar, please.

This entry is part of the series Media Wars: Radio Propaganda Past and Present
NIROM transmitters at Bandung, Indonesia. (© wikipedia

This second episode on the history of radio propaganda looks at the media wars in the Dutch East Indies, presentday Indonesia, in the 1940’s. The programme discusses NIROM, the official Dutch Indies Radio Broadcasting Association, which came to a halt when Japan occupied the islands. And we hear about the rather unique situation that Dutch broadcasters found themselves in when Indonesia declared independence from the Dutch in 1945, and how technicians for the Dutch broadcasting network were lent to them by the opposition Radio Republik Indonesia.

Produced and presented by Jonathan Marks.

First broadcast January 1, 1982

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