Alsidigheden under angreb Radiorådets håndtering af beskylningerne om venstreorientering i Danmarks Radio 1969-76

Andreas Bonne Sindberg

Studenteropgave: Speciale


My thesis investigates the large number of complaints about versatility breaches and political left wing discourses in Denmark’s Radios programs from 1969-76. Based on Radiorådets (The Radio Council) and Programudvalgets (The Program Committee) summaries I discuss and analyze 1. How the two councils treated the many complaints? 2. To what extent did they find that the programs could be perceived as examples of deliberate left wing or socialist propaganda? 3. Why the many complaints arose? My main hypothesis is that many of the complaints can be viewed in the light of some of society’s overall changes in the late sixties and seventies, such as the so-called culture gap, the emerging youth movements, and the general redefinition of norms and, moral values, which took place during this period. A large number of the complaints were caused by the youth movement’s communication strategy, which for a large part consisted of provocative songs and happenings. The serious handling of complaints by The Radio Council and The Program Committee shows on the one hand that DR took action to prevent misuse of programs, and on the other hand that the councils weighted the artistic freedom of the institution’s journalists very high. Overall the councils found that DR's programming was versatile and that examples of misuse were rare.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 maj 2011
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Venstreorientering
  • 1976
  • fairness
  • alsidighed
  • Programudvalget
  • Erhard Jakobsen
  • Radiorådet
  • Danmarks Radio
  • 1969