Wide Angle: Srebrenica – the NIOD report

This programme focuses on the NIOD (Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies) report on the Dutch involvement in the fall of Srebrenica, the worst atrocity in Europe since […]

Siren Song – Phillip Adams on Australian racism

While in Australia, Dheera Sujan met a popular Aboriginal girl group who seemed to illustrate the success of Australia’s multi-culturalism. Not true, the girls say. Racism is ever present, a […]

Interview with the Dalai Lama in November 1989

This is an unedited 40-minute interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and one of the world’s most revered advocates of non-violence and altruism. The […]

Herman Brood

Pete Myers interviews Herman Brood (1987)

Herman Brood (1946-2001) was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of Dutch rock stars. His hedonistic, frantically creative life ended when he plunged to his death after many […]

Barrier enclosing the Gaza Strip

A prison within a prison

When one thinks of prison islands many names spring to mind – Devil’s Island, Robben Island, Alcatraz Island, to name a few. Gaza may not be an island or a […]

Hello! Human Rights

The State We’re In – Human rights defenders

This edition of The State We’re, a weekly programme on “human rights, human wrongs and how we treat each other”, features human rights defenders from across the globe, including Umida […]

Euro Hit 40 – Review 2008

For many years, well into this century, Radio Netherlands surveyed the pop music charts of 18 European countries every week and compiled one-hour programmes for rebroadcasting around the world in […]

FelixMeritis Building in Amsterdam

Felix Meritis

Felix Meritis is one of the Netherlands most remarkable and important historical buildings. Lying on one of the grandest canals in Amsterdam, it has been the centre of the Dutch […]

The State We’re In: Language Rights

Language is the greatest tool of communication we have and it brings people together. So why is it that such a precious and essential tool is often at the heart […]

Banned Books (©MvdMeer)

The State We’re In: Banned Books

Ever since the invention of printing, books have been banned, blacklisted, boycotted, burned and bowdlerized. Books can be dangerous, but the right to produce and distribute a book is essential […]