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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 16, January-June 2013


Virginia Martín Jiménez Universidad de Valladolid
Title Eta terrorism and television: creating an image of a peaceful transition in TVE (1976-1978) Summary This article analyzes how state television in Spain reported ETA terrorism during the early years of transition to democracy (1976-1978). Based on Piñuel’s theory (1986) concerning the “ritual of terrorism”, the author of this study shows a qualitative study about ETA actions broadcast in TV or its omission during the most relevant moments of Transition: Political Reform Law, first elections on 15th June, 1977 and adoption of the Constitution in 1978. The sources used for this study were an updated bibliography, the TVE programs from the archives of this television station, CIS surveys and in-depth and face-to-face interviews with journalists who lived through the Transition. Keywords Democratic Transition; Mass media; Spanish Television (TVE); Terrorism; ETA


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n16a3


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