DutchNews podcast – The Loose Camel Edition – Week 35

This week’s podcast brings you up to speed on the budget crisis that almost felled a lame-duck government, the student who went to court seeking a volte-face in her French exam results and the ongoing misery circus that is Dutch football. Plus some camels go on the run in Castricum and we find out how the Dutch manage to work fewer hours than anyone else in Europe. In our discussion we look at the problem of fake news and ask who should fix it: the government, the media or readers themselves?

Housekeeping announcement

DutchNews changes comments policy

Top story

Budget crisis averted

News

NS warns of overcrowding on peak-hour trains

Egg sales recover after fipronil scandal

Schoolgirl fails to have exam result overturned in court

Escaped camel goes walkabout in Castricum (NOS, Dutch)

Sport

Dutch men and women claim European hockey titles

Netherlands lose World Cup qualifier 4-0 to France

Discussion: fake news, propaganda and cybersecurity

Netherlands must do more to win the information war, says general

Nederland can’t cope with the digital threat (De Volkskrant, Dutch)

How Russian journalists dealt with fake news (The Atlantic)