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

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Niek Pas

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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, N., 2006. Protest, public relations en politiek. Provo in de media (1965-1967). TMG Journal for Media History, 9(1), pp.39–90. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18146/tmg.547
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Published on 01 Jun 2006.

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