During WWII, Japanese propaganda tried to demoralize American soldiers serving in the Pacific,
Alas, Argentina is broadcasting to the Falklands,
. . . the broadcasts were an attempt to “break the media siege” around the islands, where Argentine TV signals cannot penetrate, and “guarantee the inhabitants a right to information in the English language.”
Information broadcast to the “English-speaking Argentinians” in previous editions included stories about trade surpluses, transgender rights and many, many more stories on how wonderful President Kirchner is.
Nick Hallett calls it,
Irrelevant, uninteresting and sometimes even unintelligible, the “Boletín Malvinas” – a product of Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior (RAE) – is a textbook example of how not to do effective propaganda.
The show may have been going two years, but there is little evidence it has had any effect, or that anyone is indeed listening. Taking a listen to recent editions, it is easy to see why.
It broadcasts at midnight, or, as Nick puts it, “when most islanders are presumably in bed.”
I nominate Lanata’s show (in Spanish) as the antidote,
Lanata’s latest is on the Mercosur parliament, or Parlasur.