Censorship! Persmuseum IISG

1900-1945: Mass Media and Censorship I
[Dark Netherlands: radio censorship in the Lower House]
Donker Nederland: de radiocensuur in de tweede kamer
[Dark Netherlands: radio censorship in the Lower House]
In this booklet the journalist and radio commentator (VARA) Meyer Sluyser (1901-73) discusses the debate on 23 and 30 October 1930 in the Dutch Lower House about the limitation of free speech through prior control of the radio broadcasting system. A motion by the socialist leader Albarda for abolition of radio censorship was rejected. Sluyser speaks of "objectionable and interfering supervision of adults" and suggests that the rejection of the motion was due to the great fear the modern labour movement inspired the government and the Lower House majority.
Call number: IISG
Bro 1134/24