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Media in Germany after World War Two

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  1. Introduction
  2. An established German press
  3. A military government with a view to show independent and responsible sources of information
  4. The publisher Alwerleger
  5. Regional broadcasting corporations and the controle of the television
  6. Conclusion
  7. Bibliography

The development of media in the Western Germany during the period of the Allied Occupation (1945-1949) and in the first decade of the Federal Republic (1949-1959)

The media is present all around the world. The media tries to express facts, entertainment, opinion, and other information. In this way, newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television, Internet, books, and other forms of publishing are an approach to communication.
Mass media tends to reach a large audience, in particular in the 1920's with the expansion of radio networks and the mass-circulation of newspapers and magazines.
Western Germany, between 1945 and 1959 can be separated into two periods. The first is the Allied Occupation, started after the defeat of World War II in 1945. Western Germany was divided into three areas. These areas were controlled by America, Britain and France. The Federal Republic -West Germany- was proclaimed in 1949.
What are the main points of the development of media in West Germany while it was emerging from defeat in World War II? How did the media cope with, and what were their attitudes towards the Allied Occupation and the early of the new government ?the Federal Republic?
The role of print media and broadcasting (radio and television) were important in the development of media.

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