Tuesday 02 June 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Viral Racism Edition – Week 6

It’s been a turbulent week of naming, blaming and shaming. KLM suspended all flights to China because of fears about the coronavirus, the government cracked down on New Year firework sales and the football authorities announced plans to tackle racist behaviour. Health minister Bruno Bruins condemned people who ostracised Asian tourists on public transport, while Thierry Baudet refused to apologise for his discredited tale of harassment by train staff. And we discuss the implications of the recent court ruling that using algorithms to identify fraud ‘hot spots’ breaches human rights.

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Ophef of the week: Baudet declines to apologise for tale of ‘four Moroccans’ on train

Top story: Coronavirus

KLM cancels all flights to China as coronavirus scare continues


Steep rise in British nationals moving to Netherlands in 2019

Turkish migrants will have to comply with integration rules, says minister

Leeuwarden flies flag for Scotland in EU flags parade after Brexit

Government yields to pressure to bring in partial fireworks ban

Amsterdam to repay €400,000 in Airbnb fines after court quashes fine

Liquid capital: beer fraud may have netted gang millions of euros


Oldest colour footage of Elfstedentocht discovered by Frisian archive

Racism more common in football than previously thought, say team captains

Ajax win over PSV overshadowed by injury blow to two key players


Government’s fraud detection algorithm Syri found to breach human rights law

Dutch ruling a victory for rights of the poor (Human Rights Watch)

Black box welfare fraud detection system breaches human rights (TechCrunch)

States around the world are misusing personal details. Judges in the Netherlands have put a spanner in the works (De Correspondent, Dutch)

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