Angelo van Schaik

is a Dutch freelance journalist based in Rome. He worked for several national radio stations between 1995 and 2001 and since 2001 has worked from Rome as a correspondent for different public radio and television programmes. He also runs his own video production company


Cracks in the fortress

The political conflict over Dutch public service broadcasting

Accusations of “leftwing bias” coincide with the announcement of 200 million euro cuts to Dutch public radio and television budgets. If the government has its way, it could inflict the final blow to The Netherlands’ chaotic but unique broadcasting system, comments Angelo van Schaik.