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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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Radio Netherlands Arabic service

Radio Netherlands Worldwide to expand Arabic broadcasts

Radio Netherlands Worldwide today announced that it will be expanding its Arabic broadcasts to cover the protests across the Arab world, including Libya. The broadcasts will primarily be on satellite in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq where receiving TV and radio broadcasts by satellite is very common. The broadcasts will […]

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