This second episode on the history of radio propaganda looks at the media wars in the Dutch East Indies, present-day 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.
Producer: Jonathan Marks
Broadcast: January 8, 1982