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Netherlands: Press freedom groups concerned about video with hostile rhetoric by Dutch politician against political reporter - Article

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and its partners express today their concerns about hostile rhetoric used against an independent journalist by Dutch political party Forum for Democracy (FvD). Such problematic language creates an intimidating climate for public interest journalism, normalises both online and physical targeting of the press, and can lead to self-censorship amongst the journalistic community. We urge the FvD to put an end to its dangerous smear campaign against independent media

Netherlands: Press freedom organisations welcome policy debate on media freedom and journalists’ safety - Article

MFRR partners, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists welcome a letter from the Dutch Government proposing a policy approach on the protection of journalists and media freedom

A press conference on journalists safety in the Netherlands - Article

A press conference in The Hague and online will be held on 13 April to discuss the findings of the fact-finding mission part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response

Netherlands: International mission on the safety of Dutch journalists - Article

As part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and the European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) are organising an international media freedom mission to the Netherlands. With the mission, the consortium members want to map the decreasing security of journalists in the country, but also highlight the existence of security mechanisms for journalists such as the PersVeilig (Press Safe) established in 2019. The mission will be held at the beginning of 2022

Netherlands: MFRR concerned by a Molotov cocktail attack on the home of a journalist - Article

Several Molotov cocktails were thrown through the window of Willem Groeneveld, founder and editor-in-chief of the Groningen city blog Sikkom, last night. MFRR partners express concern over the increase in attacks against Dutch journalists

Media Freedom in Crisis. Episode 1 of "Go Dutch, eh?" - Article

This episode is part of a special series on Human Rights and will focus on how Canada and the Netherlands are working together to promote and protect human rights worldwide. It is created by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Canada

IPI Podcast: Anti-press sentiment in The Netherlands - Article

Second episode of ‘The Press Freedom Files’ looks into case of Dutch journalist Clarice Gagard and motives behind the growing attacks against the media

Netherlands: Journalists’ safety increasingly under attack - Article

The European Federation of Journalists is concerned by the situation and calls on the authorities to do the utmost to protect journalists and investigate all attacks

Safety of Journalists: Recommendations to the UK Government - Article

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) outlines examples of good practice from across EU Member States and Candidate caountries that can be incorporated into the approach of the UK National Committee and Action Paln for the Safety of Journalists. Here the full text