RTL Nieuws

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Jan 1 '18 09:55

A cameraman for RTL Nieuws was pelted with dangerous fireworks while reporting in Schilderwsijk in Den Haag on New Year's eve, his employer reports. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

The cameraman's hearing was damaged and he is constantly hearing ringing in his ear, according to the broadcaster. The coming days will show whether the damage is permanent.

The victim reported the incident to the police. The police are looking for witnesses.

 

Jan 12 '17 13:55

RTL Nieuws managed to break into the social media accounts of various politicians by using previously leaked passwords. With some of them, including the Twitter account of SGP leader Kees van der Staaij, the journalists left a message to show that they were there.

"This account has been leaked and is therefore vulnerable to hackers. Signed Daniel Verlaan and Siebe Sietsma of RTL Nieuws", a tweet read on Van der Staaij's account. The tweet has since been removed. They also broke into CDA Pieter Omtzigt's LinedIn account and various other unnamed politicians' Facebook accounts. 

Jun 21 '16 12:50

RTL Nieuws broke no journalistic rules by secretly recording a lecture by forensic anatomist George Maat on the identification of MH17 victims last year, the Council of Journalism ruled on Monday

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Feb 9 '16 07:51

Three Dutch news agencies are taking the Ministry of Security and Justice to court, demanding that the government release more information about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. On Tuesday the Administrative Court in Utrecht will address arguments in the case, jointly filed by the Volkskrant newspaper, and broadcasters NOS and RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 12 '15 11:40

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will not apologize to George Maat, the MH17 investigator who became discredited after giving a lecture in which he showed graphic photos of MH17 victims.

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Aug 12 '15 09:29

Fired MH17 investigator George Maat wants an apology from Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and RTL Nieuws. He also wants reparations.

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Jun 24 '14 15:59

Campaign director for Greenpeace International, Pascal Husting, has made a public apology for his use of air travel to get to Amsterdam from his home in Luxembourg.

Jun 2 '14 08:07

Two returned Syria fighters from the Netherlands are in custody after planning an attack on PVV-leader Geert Wilders. This was announced by Wilders himself on Sunday, when asked by press office ANP, in relation to the arrest of a suspect of the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, who was also a Syria fighter.

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May 6 '14 10:36

Driving schools have been handing out driver's licenses to people, even when they failed. Figures from the Central Bureau for Driving Proficiency (CBR) show that in the last three years, 175 people have received their license, while they failed their test, RTL Nieuws reports.

Apr 2 '14 08:28

River dikes in The Netherlands do not pose an acute danger, but have been calculated to be less safe than previously thought. These problems can be solved with relatively simple measure, however.

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Feb 10 '14 05:00

In the last half year, the Netherlands has experienced 250 break-ins a day.

Feb 6 '14 09:57

Ministers Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) were sent for by Prime Minister Mark Rutte for an emergency discussion about the way in which they informed Parliament about the monitoring operations of the information services.

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Feb 4 '14 10:59

A prisoner in a detention center in Alphen aan den Rijn has shot another detainee in the foot with a nail gun.

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