Radio and television coverage of the revolution in Portugal 1975 - Comparisons with Swedish and international press

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


On the request of the radio committee an investigation was made during the autumn of 1975 and the spring of 1976 of the Broadcasting Corporation´s reporting about the events in Portugal in the spring of 1975. The aim was to get a basis for a judgment whether the reporting was in accordance with the agreement between the Corporation and the state regarding the demand for matter-of-factness and impartiality.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Events in Portugal as reported in the radio, 4 Swedish and 2 European daily newspapers

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1975-05-19 – 1975-07-26



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Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1975-09-01 – 1976-04-01
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Source of the data: Communications: Public, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

Conflict, security and peace (CESSDA Topic Classification)

International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Westerståhl, J. (1976) Ljudradions bevakning av händelserna i Portugal. En undersökning avseende tiden 19 maj-26 juli 1975 utförd på uppdrag av radionämnden. Report serie 1976:3. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

Westerståhl, J. (1972) Objektiv nyhetsförmedling. Gothenburg: Akademiförlaget. ISBN: 91-24-15236-6
ISBN: 91-24-15236-6

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Published: 1998-11-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06