Following the NOS hostage incident in Hilversum on Thursday evening, the NPO 1 broadcast remained blacked out over an hour stating "Due to certain circumstances, no news at the moment". The Minister of Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten, finds it unacceptable that the national public broadcaster dropped away from the transmitter.
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.
For one day last week, broadcasters in the Netherlands worked to drum up support for giro 555, a program that sees the country's radio and television firms team up behind a single cause. The effort appears to have paid off, with viewers and listeners contributing €1,450,779.
Johnny de Mol, who is co-presenter of the upcoming RTL 5 program Project P: Stop Het Pesten with Dennis Weening, thinks that judgement has been cast over the show too early. "Before it has been seen", he said in RTL Late Night.
Police and the Department of Justice in Drenthe have been busy for almost one-and-a-half years with unsolved murder cases due to there being insufficient links. These cases may now finally have been solved.
One last time will Beatrix address the country as the queen, tonight with her farewell speech. Just like her mother did 33 years ago.