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Protest, public relations en politiek. Provo in de media (1965-1967)


Niek Pas

About Niek

Niek Pas (1970) is als UD Televisiejournalistiek verbonden aan het
Instituut Mediastudies, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Hij promoveerde in 2003 op Imaazje! De verbeelding van Provo 1965-1967 (uitgegeven bij Wereldbibliotheek). Momenteel verricht hij onderzoek naar de perceptie van de Algerijnse onafhankelijkheidsstrijd in Nederlandse media (1954-1962) en werkt aan een onderzoeksproject over het verschijnsel ‘celebrity politician’ in de contemporaine Franse politiek.

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The political style of the Dutch protest movement Provo was characterized by a considerable orientation to publicity in which television played an important role. In the Netherlands various broadcasting corporations gave this high-profile phenomenon coverage - each in their own way and within different
categories of programmes (news programmes debating programmes and talk shows). Provo was therefore far more than just a 'folk devils' phenomenon; television created a multitude of stereotypes and images that were then projected onto the group identity by members of Provo. This case study is intended to be a
contribution to the analysis of the dynamic relationship between television and the protest movement in the 1960s and to that of the mediatory role of television in social-cultural change processes in general.

How to Cite: Pas, Niek. 2006. “Protest, Public Relations En Politiek. Provo in De Media (1965-1967)”. TMG Journal for Media History 9 (1): 39–90. DOI:
Published on 01 Jun 2006.


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