"> Name: the "Spiegel"-affair

Date:  1951 - 1975

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Rudolf Augstein's "Der Spiegel"

Confronting Bodies: Franz-Josef Strauss , german law enforcement

Date of Action: 1962

Specific Location: Hamburg, Germany

Description of Artwork: news magazine

Description of Incident: magazine was confiscated, editor sent to jail, police raided magazine premises. right-wing politician Strauss never actually acknowledged his defeat, when his outrageous raid on the liberal press eventually failed.

Results of Incident: Strauss resigned as minister, editor set free

Source: www.spiegel.de

Submitted By: Frank

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