Protest, public relations en politiek. Provo in de media (1965-1967)
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis , Volume 9 - Issue 1 p. 39- 90
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.