De Vries was a reporter and commentator who covered crime, and was on an “underworld hit list” due to his work as an adviser in a drug prosecution.
Peter R. de Vries, a well-known Dutch investigative journalist who covered high-profile criminal cases, was shot as he was leaving a TV studio on 6 July. Police have arrested three suspects.
“As we have documented in recent months, the survey clearly shows a deterioration in the safety of journalists in the Netherlands. It is worrying to say the least, because it is happening in a country where the attacks are generally taken seriously by the authorities” – EFJ
Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein was detained and arrested upon arriving at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport on 15 November. He is facing a 20-month sentence for libel and slander in relation to articles he posted on his blog.
This is the second time that “Zaman” newspaper’s offices have been targeted, and editorial staff suspects it was more than ordinary vandalism.
“Auto Week” magazine had been compelled to hand over information about its sources to police despite journalists’ objections to being forced to divulge the material.
In their brief to the court, ARTICLE 19 and partners call for high-level protection of journalists’ sources.
IFJ welcomes a decision by a court in Amsterdam ruling that the tapping of journalist Jolande van der Graaf’s telephone by the secret service was illegal.
EFJ welcomes draft law on protection of sources, but expresses disappointment at gaps in legislation
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: Draft Law on Protection of Sources in Netherlands is welcome but “could be better,” says EFJ The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today welcomed the publication of the draft law on the protection of sources of […]
(CRNI/IFEX) – Dutch police arrested a cartoonist whose pen name is Gregorius Nekschot. He was released after two days’ detention, on14 May 2008, but may face charges based on a 2005 hate speech complaint filed by Abdul Jabbar van de Ven. Nekschot’s cartoons, overtly anti-authoritarian and anti-religious, are self-published on the Internet and featured in […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is a 6 November 2007 IPI press release: Vienna, 6 November 2007 IPI Calls on Dutch Government to Conduct an Independent Investigation into the Hacking of a News Agency’s Computer System The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, strongly […]