By the end of the 1980s, ideological control had been significantly reduced. Censorship and the centralised management of publishing houses were abolished. Market economy conditions started to operate and state funding was given only to publications regarded as most important. During the beginning of the 1990s already some 750 publishing houses, organisations and associations were involved in one way or the other with the producing of books, newspapers and magazines in Estonia.
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