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Gordon_2013
Aug 7 '17 13:15

Broadcaster RTL had to again apologize for an insensitive comment made about 4-year-old murder victim Rowena Rikkers, better known in the Netherlands as the Girl from Nulde. "I'm waking up next to the Girl from Nulde again", Gordon said to Gerard Joling on an episode of Geer en Goor: Zoeken een Hobby. This statement massively upset the murdered toddler's father, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra said to AD.

Geert Wilders
Feb 20 '17 08:02

PVV leader Geert Wilders withdrew from another election debate arranged by broadcaster RTL after RTL Nieuws had an interview with Wilders' brother Paul. Last week Wilders already withdrew from the Premier debate on February 26th, now he will also not be taking part in the Carré debate on March 5th. According to him, he is withdrawing because RTL "got his family involved with the campaign", he said on Twitter.

"What unbelievably vile scum RTL is to involve my family in the campaign. Disgusting", Wilders said on Twitter. 

Microphone
Feb 15 '17 12:50

Broadcaster RTL decided to go through with the "Premier debate" later this month despite the RTL initially decided to cancel the election debate after Geert Wilders and Mark Rutte said they wouldn't participate. But a massive outcry from viewers and other political parties made them change their mind.

rutte and wilders
Feb 13 '17 14:00

VVD leader Mark Rutte and PVV leader Geert Wilders both decided to withdraw from scheduled to air on RTL on February 26th. Both blame the broadcaster for their withdrawal, saying that RTL broke the agreements by inviting five parties to the debate instead of four.

Oct 27 '16 08:16

On Wednesday Prime Minsiter Mark Rutte wrote to parliament stating that no evidence was found to suggest that the A few hours later RTL Niuews published more evidence that such a deal indeed exists.

DENK Sylvana Simons Kuzu
Oct 26 '16 11:00

DENK politician Sylvana Simons thinks that football analyst Johan Derksen should attend a discrimination course so he can realize the effect his comments have. In an open letter she addresses comments Derksen made on Voetbal Inside on Monday

Johan Derksen
Oct 25 '16 12:15

Football analyst Johan Derksen compared DENK politician Sylvana Simons to a monkey during a broadcast of Voetbal Inside on Monday night. While talking about RTL's decision to replace blackface Zwarte Piet with so-called Chimney Piet, he said that the only downside is that "hysterical miss Simons will run through the country as proud as a monkey", AD reports. 

Chimney Piet
Oct 24 '16 12:19

Broadcaster RTL will not be using blacface makeup on Zwarte Piet this year. The media company decided to from now on only use Pieten with soot marks on their face, RTL said in a statement. 

"For one part the image of Zwarte Piet is discriminatory, while others find that Zwarte Piet is an integral part of the tradition", the broadcaster said in a statemetn. "RTL understands both points of view, but also believes that this discussion should not be about what's right, but understanding for each other."

Sep 22 '15 11:15

RTL will be keeping the traditional blackface appearance of character Zwarte Piet in the broadcaster's kids show Club van Sinterklaas this year. According to the broadcaster, the Zwarte Pieten are children's heroes and are therefore keeping "their own appearance"

John de Mol
Aug 5 '15 18:30

Dutch Television mogul John De Mol bought up a 5.1-percent stake in Amsterdam-based GPS device manufacturer TomTom. De Mol purchased about 11.7 million shares, local media reported on Wednesday citing a statement from the financial market regulator AFM.

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May 1 '15 07:36

The earthquake in Nepal will receive a lot of attention today in programs on the Publieke Omroep, RTL and SBS. The action day kicked off at 06:00 a.m. on NPO Radio 2 and will continue until midnight.

Jan 30 '15 17:47

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.

Mosque
Jan 8 '15 18:11

The Kuzu - Öztürk group, a faction in the Dutch government, is demanding the government to pay for additional security for mosques in the Netherlands.

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Dec 5 '14 12:27

SBS is a hair's breadth away from having the broadcasting rights of football matches in the Champions League. UEFA, who is selling the rights, is currently discussing the matter exclusively with the media company.

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Nov 28 '14 08:01

The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.

Autumn Leaves
Nov 27 '14 01:42

Despite the fact that winter is upon the Netherlands, and temperatures are dropping, this autumn is expected to be the second warmest ever, forecasts Nicolien Kroon from RTL.

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Oct 2 '14 14:48

Today 25 years ago RTL Véronique carefully began with the first commercial television broadcast in the Netherlands.

Euro
Sep 11 '14 13:35

A Utrecht court is set to preside over an emergency hearing on Thursday afternoon over leaked budgetary figures. On Tuesday, RTL published prematurely disclosed figures about purchasing power which were scheduled to be publicly announced on Prinsjesdag.

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Sep 10 '14 11:16

Figures from the new budget, which is set to be publicly announced on Prinsjesdag, 16 September, have been leaked to the Dutch media. MPs are calling it 'contempt' and an 'insult', RTL Nieuws reports.

Sep 5 '14 09:51

There are already 331,000 people in The Netherlands who are structurally unable to pay their health care insurance premiums. The number of people in default is rising, and between them there is more than €1 billion yet to be paid, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Sep 4 '14 09:51

According to a Ukrainian official in Donetsk, the Dutch investigative team working to recover the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 made no efforts to communicate with the Ukrainian team who were in the area for the first five days after the crash. The official tells RTL Nieuws that the Dutch mission leaders made big mistakes in the operation.

Aug 20 '14 09:25

The rent for the two strips of land around the Greek vacation home of King Willem-Alexander and his family has already cost the Dutch state €461,000. This land was used for a security fence, and the money was paid to a neighbor, according to RTL Nieuws.

Jul 29 '14 14:18

Police at the French port of Calais found a stockpile of loaded weapons on a Eurolines bus from Amsterdam last week. Customs officials conducting a routine search of luggage found ten handguns, five hundred loaded magazine clips, and a silencer according to French broadcaster RTL.

Jul 8 '14 11:28

RTL Nieuws has published all Cito-test, or final exam, scores from primary schools in The Netherlands in 2014. According to the results from this year as well as the two years before, the schools get an overall mark that reveals how schools are performing on average.

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