Svobodne Slovo Newspaper from 1990

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Title

Svobodne Slovo Newspaper from 1990

Subject

A Czech newspaper made famous during the Velvet Revolution. Translated to "Freedom of Speech."

Description

Svobodne Slovo was the newspaper used by the socialists, although it was the only resource people could find which dealt with real information by the media. Every other media outlet was controlled by the leading communist party and were specifically printed to act out against the protesters. After Charter 77 specifically, Svobodne Slovo was useful in writing what Vaclav Havel would deem "the truth" as other media outlets worked to demonize activism. People clamored for this newspaper especially in 1989, hoping to find a copy.

Creator

Czechoslovak Socialist Party

Source

German Democratic Republic and Czechoslovakian political ephemera. Manuscripts and Archives. The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

Publisher

Czechoslovak Socialist Party

Date

1990

Rights

All rights are held by the New York Public Library.

Format

Newspaper (Front Page Only)

Language

Czech

Coverage

Covers the time immediately after the revolution, but is more important as a symbol of the revolution.