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Freedom of the press - what are the Dutch playing at?

Libération has a somewhat disturbing tale of goings on in the Netherlands.

Two journalists at De Telegraaf (which seems to be the national equivalent of The Sun/Mail) are currently cooling their heels in one or other of the Dutch big houses, and will remain there indefinitely until they reveal their source for news that the Dutch plod leaked information to an imprisoned criminal godfather. I would have thought that being granted one of the grades of the Order of Orange-Nassau would have been more appropriate.

Over at Freedom House, the Dutch rate class 1 for both political rights and civil liberties....
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:43 pm

More free-ish  



Anonymous Sutton van Skeptik said... 5:41 pm

I'd say de Telegraaf is more like our Telegraph, but with page after page of "escort" ads. (harlots, in plain medieval French.)

Freedom House's map is rather better (more common sensical)than Privacy Intl or Amnesty Intl, which seem to see Britn as some dark medieval dictatorship.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:45 pm

Thanks for the clarification.  



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