TV Media in the Soviet System: The Collision of Modernity and Restrictions

  • Žygintas Pečiulis
Keywords: media, television, Soviet system, content design, adaptive behaviour


The emergence of the new media was related to the established social order at that time. Television in Lithuania was first introduced in the late 1950s when the country was under the Soviet rule. Soviet ideology utilized the modern media to plan the modernization of the society, i.e. to create a new system. And the achievement of the goals involved coercion, deceit and information censorship. The technologically advanced TV media was restrained by the authorities. The author of this text analyses Soviet Lithuanian television in the context of other media, exhibiting modus operandi of the Soviet regime and the behaviour of people who worked in the system.
Social and Political Philosophy