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.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis

Pas, Niek. (2006). Protest, public relations en politiek. Provo in de media (1965-1967). Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 9(1), 39–90. doi:10.18146/tmg.547