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The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People explores top-down and bottom-up perspectives on political communication during the time of decolonization and the Cold War. How were different audiences, including rural populations or women, targeted by national and international information campaigns? And how, in turn, did such groups attempt to attract attention for their own concerns from an emerging global public?

The research group is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is part of a strong network of international scholars in area studies and global history both at Freie Universität and in Berlin more broadly. For more information, please contact the head of the research group, Dr Valeska Huber (