Video: Dutch news roundup, 22 January 2009

Video: Dutch news roundup, 22 January 2009

22nd January 2010, Comments 0 comments

Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial for hate speech. The leader of the right-wing Dutch Freedom Party is being prosecuted for hate speech, inciting discrimination and insulting muslims as a group.

The legal battle is seen as a test of the boundaries of free speech in the Netherlands, though Mr Wilders sees a chance to vindicate his beliefs about the Islamic faith.

Also this week:

    * The Dutch open their hearts and their wallets for Haiti
    * Amsterdam looks to improve safety for prostitutes in the Red Light District


Davion Ford
Radio Netherlands



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