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Comprehension
6a This news clip shows major changes taking place in the media in Czechoslovakia in 1968. Summarise the main changes in:
  • TV coverage of events
  • the press coverage of events


Analysis and Interpretation
6b This is a British news film. Does this make it a good source for historians studying Czechoslovakia in 1968?
6c According to the film, should Czech political leaders be concerned?
6d If Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev saw this film would he be worried?


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A British news report on the effects of the Prague Spring on the media in Czechoslovakia 1968 (ITN Archive).

A British news report on the effects of the Prague Spring on the media in Czechoslovakia 1968