By Isaac Akuoch Chol Akuoch, Juba, South Sudan
September 6, 2016 (SSB) — Propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. The aim of propaganda is to fool or confuse the enemy while boosting the moral and spirit of those on the other end of the conflict. It shouldn’t fool everybody!
For propaganda to be effective, it must be very specific, well timed, objective and cleverly articulated. Otherwise that same propaganda can be picked by the enemy and used it as its own, maximally to your detriment. In other words what you carelessly plan and execute as your propaganda becomes another lethal injection to you!
Very thin demarcation exists between propaganda, rumour, lie, gossip and hearsay. It is in this connections and interlinkages of the word propaganda that most South Sudanese fool themselves and appear like clueless people. Propaganda is a sort of war of words and it is practiced conventionally.it requires craftiness and wit of exaggeration.