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The Netherlands plans a pirate radio crackdown

The Netherlands plans a pirate radio crackdown

The Netherlands has been a hotbed of unlicensed radio activity for decades. Dutch stations like the storied Radio Veronica, which broadcast off-shore from 1960 to 1974, inspired the UK pirate radio scene during the same time period. The country still has many stations on the air, many of them explicitly political and anarchist in outlook […]

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Dutch government to slash Radio Netherlands Worldwide, focus on regions needing "free speech"

Dutch government to slash Radio Netherlands Worldwide, focus on regions needing “free speech”

As part of a government austerity program, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced plans to make significant cuts in the budget of shortwave broadcaster Radio Netherlands Worldwide. RNW has been relied upon by both Dutch expatriates and other listeners around the world for a unique take on world events, in addition to news from […]

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