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Information and Manipulation in the Disclosure of the Securitate Files

The Case of Mona Muscă


Alina Petra Marinescu

The book presents the reader with an applied analysis of how the concepts of information and manipulation were illustrated in the Romanian press when the Securitate files were revealed, based on the case of Mona Muscă, a controversial topic that was widely debated by most dailies at the time. One of the most important roles played by the press is agenda setting – the role of setting priorities on the individual’s agenda. Journalists draw up an imaginary list of topics of primary interest for public debate and forming different currents of. The analyzed press segment revealed the predilection for a speech condemning Mona Muscă. The message received by the target audience was not a balanced, objective one, but one that contradicts the deontology of the journalistic profession.

Information – Disinformation – Manipulation – Politics and the Press – Media Approach of the Topic of Mona Muscă – Development of Events in the Case of Mona Muscă – Information and Manipulation in the Case of Mona Muscă: Content Analysis – Analysis of the Headlines that Accompany the Studied Articles