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#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand
#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand

The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that what design is really about?

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

THE NETHERLANDS

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda
Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

THE HAGUE - Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda...

15 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet editor-in-chief Neo Maditla, looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular year-round as the annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey on 19 December 2016.
Picture: Burhan Ozbilici,
Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

THE HAGUE - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey on Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award...

14 Feb 2017

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TV
Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TV

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday aired cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on national television, claiming "freedom of speech must always prevail over violence."

25 Jun 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Scholarships for journalism courses available
Scholarships for journalism courses available

Midcareer journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to attend a RNTC course in the Netherlands.

10 Jun 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Website that saves politicians' deleted tweets faces deletion
Website that saves politicians' deleted tweets faces deletion

THE HAGUE - The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians said Friday it fears its operations may be closed down in 30 countries after Twitter switched it off in the United States...

8 Jun 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch to launch criminal probe into Uber
Dutch to launch criminal probe into Uber

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch prosecutors on Friday announced a criminal probe into Uber, in the latest salvo of an increasingly bitter battle between European governments and the popular taxi service app...

24 Apr 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Public trust in the web 'eroded', says global cyber commission
Public trust in the web 'eroded', says global cyber commission

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: The public's trust in the Internet has been severely eroded by a cloak-and-dagger approach to collecting private data online leaving it open to abuse...

16 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP
Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch judges on Monday banned the popular ride-sharing service UberPOP from taking bookings via its smartphone app...

10 Dec 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Funai demands €312m from Philips
Funai demands €312m from Philips

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electronics manufacturer Funai is suing Philips for €312m in compensation for the failed sale of the Dutch company's entertainment business.

6 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

World Publishing Expo holds 7th Tablet & App Summit
World Publishing Expo holds 7th Tablet & App Summit

The World Publishing Expo will hold the 7th Tablet & App Summit as one of its three premium conferences to be held in Amsterdam next month...

10 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Future South African-Dutch collaborations will receive R500,000 funding
Future South African-Dutch collaborations will receive R500,000 funding

As a legacy of Department of Design, the Dutch contribution to World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, it has launched a R500,000 #cocreateSA fund...

20 Aug 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Taqua solution for voice calls via WiFi networks
Taqua solution for voice calls via WiFi networks

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Taqua, LLC, announced at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam the general availability of its Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) Virtual Mobile Core for UMTS-based networks.

25 Jun 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch halal sex shop bonds with Germany's Beate Uhse
Dutch halal sex shop bonds with Germany's Beate Uhse

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced an alliance with Europe's largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.

5 Jun 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch court blocks hidden camera bullying footage
Dutch court blocks hidden camera bullying footage

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A Dutch judge on Friday ordered a local television channel not to broadcast hidden camera footage shot at a high school by a victim of bullying, or risk a massive fine.

21 May 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

100 arrests in global raids on 'BlackShades' hackers
100 arrests in global raids on 'BlackShades' hackers

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Police have arrested at least 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money from people after taking control of their computers.

20 May 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch group ASML slashes forecast
Dutch group ASML slashes forecast

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch computer chip manufacturer and global high technology bellwether ASML slashed its forecasts for the next six months despite almost doubling profits in the first quarter.

17 Apr 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

China's Xi challenges Obama on spying report
China's Xi challenges Obama on spying report

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: China's President Xi Jinping questioned his US counterpart Barack Obama about reports that Washington had secretly tapped Chinese telecommunication company Huawei for years, a top security aide.

26 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Shortlist for 2014 Festival of Media Global Awards announced
Shortlist for 2014 Festival of Media Global Awards announced

The Festival of Media Global Awards' highly-anticipated shortlist for 2014 is more global than ever before, with the top brands on this year's list coming from the US, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, and India.

7 Mar 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

EJC launches new website
EJC launches new website

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has launched a new website, for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme.

24 Jan 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Verification Handbook for using user-generated content during emergencies
Verification Handbook for using user-generated content during emergencies

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre (EJC) announced this week that it would be launching its new Verification Handbook in January 2014.

6 Nov 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow
TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch vehicle navigation systems manufacturer TomTom said its profits fell by half in the third quarter year-on-year, blaming a fall in car sales for the poor results.

31 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business
Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: - Dutch group Philips has terminated the €150m sale of its entertainment business to Japan's Funai, alleging breach of contract.

28 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

KPN sells German mobile operator to Telefonica

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch telecom operator KPN has announced that it had sold its German subsidiary E-Plus to Spain's Telefonica for €5bn in cash and a 17.6% stake in Telefonica Deutschland.

24 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

The Bees Awards announces nominations
The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

European Journalism Centre announces journalism grants
European Journalism Centre announces journalism grants

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has announced that it has received financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Therefore, in 2013 the EJC will implement a grants programme supported by the Gates Foundation.

25 Jan 2013

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