The Netherlands is an incredible country, small in size but with great export and logistics capacities, international in many aspects where people from all over the world feel at home. Dutch journalism is challenging, modern and ready to be in the avantgard of its time. No wonder in a country where freedom and revolutionary ideas of international law sparkled through the golden age in the words of a child prodigy lawyer called Hugo de Grotius. He became famous with an article called MARE LIBERUM, where he defended the rights of a trading company called VUC (the first international trade company in the planet). Hugo spoke to a foreign audience and his ideas that the sea belongs to all people, no matter their nationalities is still valid and applied today. In modern times the UN has adopted the Law of the Seas.
No wonder the Dutch are also known as the Untouchables. Names like Vincent van Gogh and the latest Theo van Gogh are known all over the world. Tulips that were originally from Turkey became a national product and coloured the fields and homes of the Dutch people. There is something about the Dutch that we journalists will always find appealing and everything Dutch is probably an interesting subject to talk or write about.
Not mentioning that Dutch Media is exported and copied in many countries. Imagine that the famous program Big Brother was conceived here and it is now a very known event in manyTV channels around the world. Many people think that The Netherlands it is all about Cofeeshops, but they are only an expression of this idea of freedom that Dutch very well understand as necessary as freedom of religion and other ideas of human rights and respect for the State and from the State in relation to the individual, one should recognize as universal needs.
We invite Dutch and international journalists, students, and all Media professionals to exchange ideas and why not, let's go Dutch and find out if the Old Dutch men and women are still sparkling the debate in and outside the country.
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