Fall of Berlin Wall most important news

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1 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — The Dutch public considers the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the most important news event from the past 25 years.

1 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch public considers the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the most important news event from the past 25 years.

A survey by NOS Teletext — which was celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday — also found that the terrorist attacks on the US in New York in 2001 was the second most important news event.

The Indian Ocean tsunami in December which killed some 300,000 people last year was ranked third, news service 'NOS' reported.

In association with pollster Maurice de Hond, NOS Teletext asked 3,000 people to choose the most important news events from 200 choices.

In connection with the 25th anniversary of Teletext, a book about the "oldest new medium" was also being presented on Friday.

The book contains personal stories from 101 famous and ordinary Dutch nationals about 101 events from the past 25 years. The book also contains a short history of teletext and the results of the research.

NOS Teletext news is found at number 101 on the teletext page and is known for breaking news such as the 1983 kidnapping of beer magnate Freddie Heineken.

It is considered to be the first source of breaking news for Dutch journalists.

 [Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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