Sunday 22 May 2022

S10 happy with Eurovision 11th place

Dutch singer S10 finished 11th in Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Festival which was won, as expected, by Ukraine on the back of massive public support. S10, who had been tipped to end up 10th, said she had given the best performance of her life with her song De Diepte. The singer said it is a shame she had finished just outside the top 10… but that all in all she had a great week. In particular, the 12 points from... More >

Dutch Eurovision entry in first semi-final

The Dutch entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Festival can be heard in the first semi-final in Turin on Tuesday evening, in which 17 countries will battle it out for a place in Saturday’s final. Dutch singer S10 is representing the Netherlands this year, with Dutch language song, De Diepte (the deep). The singer says she has struggled with mental health issues for years and told the Eurovision website that the festival stage is a perfect platform to highlight the... More >

NL tumbles in press freedom index

The Netherlands has tumbled to 28th place in the annual press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, following changes in the ranking methodology which give greater weight to safety. The list is headed by Norway, Denmark and Sweden with Belgium, France, Germany and Britain all appearing higher up the index than the Netherlands. Last year the Netherlands was in sixth place but has now gone down to 28th because more weight is now being given to the risks facing... More >

Facebook halts Zeewolde data centre work

Facebook parent company Meta has agreed to stop work on setting up a massive data centre near the Flevoland town of Zeewolde, much to the delight of locals. A majority of MPs on Tuesday urged ministers to stop the construction and one hour later, Meta said it was putting the project on hold. The dispute over the local council’s green light for the massive data centre took a new twist earlier this month when a political party opposing the project... More >