Series AC/24 - Working Group on Information Policy

TERMS OF REFERENCE MANDAT LIST OF RELEVANT NATO DOCUMENTS LISTE DE DOCUMENTS SELECTIONNES DE L'OTAN BRUSSELS TREATY ORGANISATION - MOSCOW ECONOMIC CONFERENCE ORGANISATION DU TRAITE DE BRUXELLES - LA CONFERENCE ECONOMIQUE DE MOSCOU SUGGESTIONS ON AIMS OF NATO INFORMATION POLICY SUGGESTIONS SUR LES BUTS DE LA POLITIQUE GENERALE D'INFORMATION DE L'OTAN CONSIDERATION OF NATO INFORMATION PROJECTS EXAMEN DES PROJETS DU SERVICE DE L'INFORMATION DE L'OTAN MEMO BY THE ITALIAN DELEGATION ON NATO INFORMATION POLICY MEMORANDUM DE LA DELEGATION ITALIENNE SUR LA POLITIQUE D'INFORMATION DE L'OTAN POSITIVE INFORMATION POLICY TOWARDS PEOPLES OF NATO COUNTRIES POLITIQUE ACTIVE D'INFORMATION A L'EGARD DES PEUPLES DES PAYS DE L'OTAN COUNTER-PROPAGANDA CONTRE-PROPAGANDE VISITS BY NATO JOURNALISTS VISITES DE JOURNALISTES OTAN PERIODICAL MEETINGS OF INFORMATION OFFICIALS OF MEMBER COUNTRIES REUNION PERIODIQUE DES CHEFS DES SERVICES DE L'INFORMATION DES PAYS MEMBRES
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AC/24

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Working Group on Information Policy

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  • 1952 - 1953 (Creation)

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(1952-1953)

Administrative history

The AC/24 chronological series contains the records of the Working Group on Information Policy. This group was established by the Council on 25 June 1952 under the title "Working Group on General Information Policy". It was given the following terms of reference:1)assemble the ideas to be inculcated in the nations of the Atlantic Community;2) express opinions on how these ideas should be presented;3)express opinions on the choice of bodies or resources to be employed in discharging its duties. The Group met for the first time on 9 July 1952. In early December 1952, it deleted the word "general" from its title, assuming the name "Working Group on Information Policy".At its meeting on 24 July 1952, the Council broadened the Working Group's terms of reference, tasking it to report back on the most practical methods for allowing NATO to advise governments on the best policy to be adopted in order to counter Communist propaganda. Among the tasks performed by the Group, also worthy of mention is the preparation and organization of the Conference on NATO Information Policy, which was held in February 1953. The Group also discussed issues pertaining to NATO's policy objectives in the areas of propaganda and counter-propaganda, radio programming, tours by journalists, etc. In July 1953, further to a Council decision, the Working Group on Information Policy merged with the Working Group on Social and Cultural Co-operation(1) to form the Committee on Information and Cultural Relations(2).

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The records in the AC/24 series deal with subjects discussed by the Working Group on Information Policy, namely: the objectives of NATO information policy and discussions and coordination in the area of propaganda and counter-propaganda. NATO Information Service projects were also discussed, such as the creation of a NATO stamp, the adoption of a NATO emblem and flag, tours by NATO journalists, exhibitions, etc.
Also in the series are records of the Conference on NATO Information Policy (February 1953), and a report by the International Study Conference on the Atlantic Community, held in Oxford in 1953.

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The records in the AC/24 series are assembled by type - Note (N), Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by year and number.

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).

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The records of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).

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(1) See the series under reference AC/31.
(2) See the series under reference AC/52.

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