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Alexander Herzen back in Moscow
In the brandnew Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, a highlight from the collections of the IISH is on show: the...
'The words I used were worse'*
Louise Michel’s speech of 3 June 1886: what did she really say?In the short biography of Louise Michel by Hélène Saudrais on the...
Press Freedom and Louise Michel
Many politicians try to deny responsibility for what they have said. Blaming reporters for not quoting correctly is one strategy...
Newspaper Aman-e Afghan
The journal Aman-e Afghan was first published in the Persian language in Kabul on 30 March 1920 under the editorship of Abdullah...
Turkish Journalist Transfers Collection
On 24 January 2013 the Turkish journalist Doğan Özgüden officially transferred his papers at a festive meeting at the IISH.In the...
Meeting: Transfer Doğan Özgüden Collection
Official Transfer of the Doğan Özgüden Collection. Doğan Özgüden is a Turkish journalist.In the 50s and 60s, Doğan Özgüden was a...
Karel Roskam, Africa Expert
Recently, the institute acquired the archive of publicist, radio commentator, and South Africa expert Karel Roskam.Roskam was...
Radical 'zines' from Indonesia
In 2012 the IISH acquired a collection of Indonesian radical zines, issued in the period 1999-2005, the first years after the...
The Muslim and the Pope
On 17 February 1981 the Pope's visit to Pakistan was headline news for the Pakistani newspaper The Muslim. On its masthead this...
Satire from Catalonia
The Catalonian satirical magazine Campana de Gracia began in 1870 and attracted famous artists. Apeles Mestres (1854-1936), who...
Familiar News
The news carried in Geillustreerd Politienieuws (Illustrated Police News) of 29 January 1882 is very familiar. A soldier near...
A Kurdish Robert Ludlum
The German journalist Lissy Schmidt published on Turkish issues. She sympathized with the Kurds and their struggle for freedom....
Making up news items
Since 1657 the Haegsche Donderdagsche (of Maandagsche) Mercurius ("The Hague Thursday (or Monday) Mercury") has appeared,...
Azerbaijan, a Part of Iran
At least 50,000 Iranian migrants, mostly Persian speakers from Azerbaijan and Turkish speakers from Northern Iran, lived in Baku...
L'assiette au Beurre
The French satirical magazine L'assiette au Beurre preferred pictures to text. Each issue featured about sixteen large prints....
Human Interest
Labor Daily, the official organ of the labor movement in Australia, mainly features friendly news about sports and human interest...
World Press Freedom Day
In 1980 the British trade union TUC struggled with the Thatcher government. To protest against the economic and employment...
Puerto Rican Barbers
The poor situation of the early socialist movement in Puerto Rico can be seen in its newspaper, a folded folio named El Porvenir...
Archway for the Czar
More than a million Russians have already perished in the Great War when the February Revolution of 1917 terminates czar Nicolas...
Romanian Revolution
The Dutch ambassador in Romania, Coen Stork, in December 1989 collected materials from the dissident movement on the spot and...
News from Kuwait
Kuwaits largest newspaper The Daily News of 7 December 1969 contains a warning by the president of Lebanon. Without a solution to...
A Palestinian-Israelian Unity
Al-Ittihad (Unity) represents the Palestinian-Israelian Communist Party, advocate of one bi-national state. The newspaper is...
Russian Pows in Japan
Chokugen, 'the sole publication of the Japanese socialists' was stored in Russia before it came to the IISH. This issue dates...
Social-Demokraten under Communist Auspices
Social-demokraten is the newspaper of Det Norske Arbeiderparti (DNA), founded in 1887. In 1921 the DNA joins the Communist...
No Prospects for Romanians
During the economic crisis of the thirties, the labour movement in Romania sees no better trade ahead. "If you don't have work,...
Comrade
Only a handful of Bulgarian comrades read Drugar (Comrade).The first Bulgarian socialist party was founded in 1891. Workers were...
Broads and Narrows
Around 1900 the Bulgarian Social Democrats are only a marginal group, with no more than a few hundred members. In 1903, following...
Ukrainians in Berlin
In the 1920s a large group of Ukrainians lived in Berlin. From 1929 onwards the Ukrainska Gazeta, or Ukrainische Zeitung appeared...
New Zealand Interns Conscientious Objectors
Pacifists in New Zealand were forced to lead an illegal underground existence during the Second World War. The first legal issue...
No Poverty in d'Orient
In the 'poverty issue' of d'Orient, Dutch East Indies illustrated weekly, nothing about real poverty is to be found. Only the...
Cracking the Karmic Egg
New Journal, a publication of New Age Communications, started appearing in January 1975. The editors want to depose the spiritual...
Ora et Labora
Just as in South African society, SARP, the magazine of the South African police, also has a special section for non-whites. 'Non...
Perspectives for Uruguay
The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) in July 1957 reports that never before in the history of the world have prospects for...
Surprise from the Middle East
In July, there is usually nothing much to report about in the media. In 1958 however, Egyptian president Nasser prepares "an...
The Masses Not Allowed
The American revolutionary magazine The Masses, dubbed "frank, arrogant and impertinent" by its most famous contributor John Reed...
Crocodile Tears for Aldo Moro
The Italian leftist daily Lotta Continua covers the official celebration on the death of Aldo Moro on May 13, 1978. After 55 days...
An Early Pravda
The Pravda "Workers paper" started in Petersburg in 1912, and following many name changes developed into the central organ of the...
La Tramontana
Anarchists in Catalonia in 1881 founded the satirical magazine La Tramontana, named after a local wind. This wind, according to...
Jayne Mansfield in Amsterdam
10 October 1957 was a fine day for the Dutch daily De Telegraaf.  Jayne Mansfield paid the newspaper a visit. The rising star...
Abraham Kuyper as a Cucumber
Dutch Prime Minister Abraham Kuyper was born in Maassluis (1837) and paid an official visit to this town on 28 July 1906. In one...
Terrorist International
On 17 July 1985 the Australian Socialist Workers Party responds to a speech by President Reagan about an international terrorist...
No War Against a Nightmare
Tensions arose between Great Britain and Russia during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Russia had gained increasing influence...
Black Panthers
The first issue of The Black Panther, official news organ of the Black Panther Party, was published on 25 April 1967. Black...
Dakar Matin
The Senegalese daily Dakar Matin (now: Le Soleil) was funded by the French Department of Development after Senegalese...
Maoists in Three Languages
Switzerland has four official national languages. The tiny Maoist Communist Organization of Switzerland, serves its few hundred...
45 Degrees in Delhi
The Hindustan Times of April 27, 1970, reports on the exceptional heat for the time of the year and some small earthquakes that...
Dutch Journalists Killed
March 17, 1982 four Dutch journalists were murdered in El Salvador. The Duarte government, supported by the US, was held...
Divorce in 1895
The Daily Graphic was a lively daily with solid political news reports as well as 'tear jerkers.' A case in the divorce court...
First Photo in a Newspaper
The first photo in a Dutch newspaper appeared in the Amsterdamse Courant of 24 February 1890. It was a photo of the Amsterdam...
200 Slaves Arrived in Surinam
The Dutch colonies have published newspapers since the 18th century. A fine example is the Surinaamsche Nieuwsvertelder [The...
Oldest Newspaper of The Netherlands
The oldest newspaper in the Netherlands was called Courante uyt Italien ende Duytschlandt (Courant from Italy and Germany). It...
French Newspaper from The Netherlands
At the end of the seventeenth century, the French government strongly controlled the national press. Censorship was effective,...
First Issue of the Bataafsche Flapuit
Inspired by the French Revolution a revolution takes place in Holland in the beginning of 1795. The 'Batavian' Republic is...
High-Days for Polish Socialists
Robotnik, the newspaper of the Polish Social-Democratic Party PPS, focuses on the Spanish Civil War in July and August 1936. The...
Father Moon Is Watching
The satirical Turkish paper Aydede (Father moon) began to appear in 1922, with Refik Halid Karay as chief editor. It called...
The Rheinische Zeitung and Karl Marx
The first political piece that Karl Marx (age 24) wrote after his dissertation was a polemic against censorship in the spring of...
Russian Independent Press
The IISH has brought together a large collection of Russian periodicals from the late eighties of the twentieth century.The...
Embedded in the Russian Army, 1915
The Dutch journalist Louis Grondijs (1878-1961) was embedded in the army of the Russian czar in 1915. As soon as the First World...
Ups and Downs of the Dutch Monarchy
A selection of nine prints from the collections of IISH and Press Museum from the birth of the heir to the throne to the threats...
War Commentary
In November 1944 the police raided the London offices of Freedom Press, the centre of the anarchist press in England. The police...
'Vrank en Vrij' versus the occupying forces
During the more than four years of occupation of Belgium in the Second World War, there appeared hundreds of illegal publications...
Press Freedom Posters
A selection of posters from the IISH collection that deal with press freedom, on the occasion of International Press Freedom Day...
Press Now - Independent media and Yugoslavia
In 1993 the organization Press Now was established to promote free, independent, and professional journalism in former Yugoslavia...
'Cucumber time' in print
At midsummer, when the cucumbers are ripe, there is nothing much to report in the media. 'Cucumber time' ('silly season')...
Koos Koster in El Salvador
A large number of collections at the IISH deal with the press, freedom of the press, and human rights. For World Press Freedom...
Freie Presse: a weekly against Hitler
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, commemorated on 3 May every year, the IISH wishes to call attention to Freie Presse,...
Publishing house De Brug - Djambatan
In the late 1940s (following World War II) Henk van Randwijk (journalist and editor-in-chief of the Dutch weekly Vrij Nederland)...
Johan de Haas - Photographer of the Red Family
Dutch press photographer Johan de Haas (1915-1997) worked from 1937 to 1978 for various newspapers and journals published by...
Burmese cartoons from the New Era Journal
 The New Era Journal, (Khit Pyaing), was founded in Thailand in 1993 by the late U Tin Maung Win. U Tin Maung Win was one of the...
Jacob Brandsteder and the suppression of the free press
In connection with World Press Freedom Day, the IISH wishes to call attention to Jacob Andries Brandsteder's (1887-1986) forced...
Press Freedom
May 3 was declared World Press Freedom Day by the UN General Assembly in 1993, and was intended to commemorate the need for a...
Ruedo Ibérico
‘Una formidable arma de contrainformación….’ Publisher Ruedo Ibérico’s role in the struggle against Franco’s censorshipIn the...
Internationale Dag van de Persvrijheid
Untold storiesWereldwijd doen journalisten en activisten hun uiterste best om verhalen boven tafel te krijgen die anderen uit...
#55Topstukken!
Tentoonstelling: #55Topstukken! - ter gelegenheid van het 10-jarig jubileum van het Persmuseum
Camouflaged Publications: 'Tarnschriften', 1933-1945
The book covers look innocent: Lucrative Goose-Breeding, by Paul Hohmann, with 9 illustrations, or The Shrewd Housewife, offered...
Seraj-al-Akhbar
On 9 October 1911 the Persian newspaper of Seraj-al-Akhbar was published by Mahmud Tarzi (1865 - 1933) in Kabul. Better known as...
Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau / Ben van Meerendonk
Since 1990 the IISH holds the large photo collection of the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF: general Dutch photo press...
Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis
PresentatieTijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis Het nieuwe TSEG verenigt al het goede van zijn voorgangers (TvSG...
Dag van de Persvrijheid 2003
Op zaterdagmiddag 3 mei 2003 werd in het IISG / Persmuseum te Amsterdam een aantal inleidingen gehouden in het kader van de Dag...
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