"Dutch news mainly about men"

10th March 2008, Comments 1 comment

Four out of five newspaper reports in the Netherlands are about men.

10 March 2008

AMSTERDAM – Four out of five newspaper reports in the Netherlands are about men. The free newspaper DAG concluded this from its own survey of the Dutch daily newspapers.

In the run-up to International Women's Day last Saturday DAG checked newspaper reports each day for a week to see how often women are mentioned in the Dutch papers. 20 percent of the people mentioned in newspapers are women, according to DAG.

The woman most often mentioned by far was Home Affairs Minister Guusje ter Horst (Labour PvdA), because of the negotiations with the police unions.

On Wednesday the difference between the various papers was most severe, according to the survey. Nrc.next only reported on one Dutch woman, while Spits wrote about 15 – one third of all the articles it published that day. The free morning newspaper reported on women with important positions in society, like professors, ministers, state secretaries and business women.

[Copyright Expatica News 2008]

1 Comment To This Article

  • Dave posted:

    on 10th March 2008, 10:21:34 - Reply

    Because Dutch women don't do anything, (newsworthy or otherwise).