Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/32958
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Istorija ir archeologija / History and archaeology (H005)
Author(s): Antanaitis, Arūnas
Title: Požiūris į Lietuvą Draugo dienraštyje 1988-1990 metais
Other Title: Attitudes towards Lithuania in Draugas editorials from 1988 to 1990
Is part of: Oikos: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos. Vilnius : Versus Aureus, 2010, nr. 1 (9)
Extent: p. 90-102
Date: 2010
Keywords: Požiūris;Lietuva;Dienraštis;"Draugas";1988-1990 metai;Attitudes;Lithuania;Editorials;"Draugas";1988-1990
Abstract: This article analyzes editorials published in the U. S. Lithuanian daily Draugas during the period of perestroika and the Lithuanian Sąjūdis at the end of the 1980s. Political changes in the Soviet Union directly influenced events in Lithuania giving rise to a civic movement towards liberation from the U.S.S.R. and leading to the reestablishment of independence on March 11, 1990. At that time Draugas was the only Lithuanian daily outside Lithuania’s borders, with a large readership in many Lithuanian communities the world over. For these reasons we may consider it to have been one of the most influential opinionmakers in the Lithuanian diaspora. Lithuanians all over the world followed the developments from 1988 to 1990 very closely, and Draugas was an important source of information. We chose to analyze its editorials because they best reflect the periodical’s position on this or that issue. They show what the editors regarded as the most important news and what they thought was less significant. Our investigation seeks to disclose the way Draugas editorials described Lithuania’s road to freedom in the late 1980s; how they presented Mikhail Gorbachev and evaluated the politics of perestroika; how Draugas reacted to the political changes occurring in Lithuania; and how these changes tied in with one of the diaspora’s self-described missions—to assist the occupied country in its struggle for independence
Internet: https://www.vdu.lt/cris/bitstream/20.500.12259/32958/1/ISSN2351-6461_2010_N_1_9.PG_90-102.pdf
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/32958
Affiliation(s): Istorijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos 2010, nr. 1(9)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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