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Reality Bites Back

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The networks are doing their best to translate other foreign “reality” shows to American tastes, among them Chains of Love and Love Test.

Now that Survivor is over, what will we watch? The networks are doing their best to translate other foreign “reality” shows to American tastes: ABC has picked up Britain’s Jailbreak (10 “prisoners” under 24-hr. surveillance try to escape for big money), and NBC has locked up Holland’s Chains of Love…

War as a Media Event

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Four Dutch TV newsmen set out to film rebel encampments in El Salvador were shot and killed. A large foreign press has rushed to El Salvador now.

In El Salvador, truth is elusive, danger too dose

At the Camino Real hotel in San Salvador, where most of them stay, the 200-odd foreign journalists in El Salvador daily swap stories of near misses and miraculous escapes. In one episode a photographer rolled under his car just in time…

The Television Crisis

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For the Dutch no issue is trivial if a principle is involved. They found themselves in the midst of a government crisis over commercial television.

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While the U.S. wrestles with Viet Nam, the Kremlin with the troublesome issue of Communist unity around the world, and Malaysia with Indonesian aggression, the Dutch these days are somewhat embarrassed to find themselves in the midst of a government crisis over commercial television.

In The Netherlands, no…

Therapeutic Pen

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For the last seven years editorial cartoonist, Fritz Behrendt, has thrust repeatedly at world Communism with one of the sharpest and most therapeutic pens in all of Europe.

On Amsterdam’s ancient, influential, and conservative Algemeen Handelsblad (literally “general commercial newspaper”), the convictions of a stocky displaced German named Fritz Behrendt stick out like battle flags. To hear Behrendt tell it, the whole world is sick, and he is just the doctor it needs. “There are a lot of…

Eurovision

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Eight nations were tied together this week in a European TV network. At lopik station programs were converted to the 625-lines. One of the future programs is Juliana at a garden party.

From Scotland’s Kirk of Shotts down to Rome, eight nations were tied together this week in a European TV network. The first image seen simultaneously in the eight Western European countries was an offshore view of the storied Castle of Chillon in Switzerland, which has been immortalized by Byron’s…

A Favor for the Queen

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A confidential letters reminding editors of all Dutch newspapers of an agreement not to print anything about the royal family without prior clearance by the government.

At her palace recently, Queen Juliana of The Netherlands received two of Holland’s top newsmen. Editor in Chief Dr.Maarten Rooy of the Nieuwe Rotter-damse Courant and Robert Peereboom of the Haarlems Dagblad. Said the Queen: she was upset by press coverage and pictures of her and Prince Bernhard on…

In Memoriam

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In memory, of the 13 U.S. newsmen that died in a planecrash, the Dutch government established the William the Silent Award (best annual article on The Netherlands by a U.S. writer).

One year ago last week, 13 U.S. newsmen (including TIME’S Jack Werkley), coming home from an assignment in Indonesia, died in the crash of a Dutch plane near Bombay, India (TIME, July 25, 1949). Last week, in their memory, The Netherlands government established the William the Silent Award. The prize,…

“Tragic Disaster”

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Should newsmen be licensed as lawyers and doctors are? Proposals to license them are pending in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Should newsmen be licensed as lawyers and doctors are? Proposals to license them are pending in Belgium and The Netherlands, and in Italy journalists must now register with the Ministry of Justice. Last week in Rome, Editor Erwin Canham of the Christian Science Monitor warned an international congress of journalists…

A Letter From The Publisher

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Hans Bronkhorst, a Dutch journalist, sets down his view of TIME Magazine for readers of The Netherlands in his weekly, De Linie.

TIME, whose four international editions are now available almost anywhere in the world (except Soviet Russia, her satellites, and some other inaccessible places) on or before issue date, is, as you know, a journal of U.S. and world affairs written from the American viewpoint. Recently, Hans Bronkhorst, a Dutch journalist,…

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