Dutch cabinet produces brochure on terror

30th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

30 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is to distribute a brochure door-to-door to outline the threat posed by terrorism and what the authorities are doing about it.

30 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is to distribute a brochure door-to-door to outline the threat posed by terrorism and what the authorities are doing about it.

The brochure is part of a nationwide publicity campaign to explain the steps that are being taken and how the public can help, justice and home affairs ministers, Piet Hein Donner and Johan Remkes, said in a joint letter to parliament on Friday.

It has not been announced when the campaign will begin but preparations are underway.

The government has developed the campaign in cooperation with the authorities in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Major transport companies including Dutch railway NS and Schiphol Airport also had input in the planning.

A survey in August found that 41 percent of the Dutch public would like the government to launch an information campaign about terrorism. A year before only 34 percent felt such a campaign was necessary and the Cabinet decided not to take the idea further at that time.

The latest survey also found that 55 percent of those who took part believed that there would be a terrorism attack in the Netherlands in the foreseeable future.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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