27 Jun 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 27 Jun 2018 Netherlands

Dutch Biggest Daily De Telegraaf Attacked in Latest Incident Targeting Media

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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A van was deliberately rammed into the façade of De Telegraaf’s headquarters in Amsterdam, causing considerable damage to the façade of the building housing the Dutch biggest newspaper. This was a second incident targeting media organisations in less than a week, following an attack on the offices of Panorama were shot at with an anti-tank missile. A suspect has been arrested in connection with the attack. In the meanwhile, De Telegraaf reporter John van den Heuvel is under police protection because of death threats he received from criminals gangs for his reporting on crime. Another journalist, Paul Vugs who works for Parool, currently lives in a safe house after he also received threats to his life from organised crime.
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29 Jun 2018
New OSCE Representative condemns arson attack on offices of De Telegraaf newspaper
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