Heiki Raudla

Adviser of the Minister of Interior



  • On Good and Bad Propaganda

    19 December 2001


    RiTo No. 4, 2001

    The origins of propaganda may be traced back to the time when groups of people first exercised power over others. This implies that in those days already attempts were being made to influence the public. The word propaganda (L. propagare - 'to spread') is assumed to originate from the organisation Congregatio de propaganda fide of the Roman Catholic cardinals that was founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622.