“Media minister Ronald Plasterk is making 60 young journalists government employees. They will work however for commercial daily newspapers,” reports NIS News.
The Dutch public broadcaster VARA will shortly launch a debate website intended to encourage ‘progressive’ views. According to Francisco van Jole, who will coordinate the site, the debate on the Internet is dominated by ‘right-wing loudmouths.’
The Dutch leave more coarse comments on news websites than other Europeans, according to the Trouw newspaper.