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About Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Radio Netherlands Worldwide provides news, background and cultural information to millions of people throughout the world via radio, television and the internet. This is done from a Dutch-European perspective, in ten languages. Radio Netherlands Worldwide is one of the top five international broadcasters alongside the BBC, Voice of America, Radio France Internationale and Deutsche Welle.

Objective information
Radio Netherlands Worldwide ensures that people have access to objective information, news and background. Via shortwave, satellite, internet and thousands of partner organisations.

Dutch expats abroad
In addition, Dutch speakers abroad, such as expats and their children, emigrants, soldiers, lorry drivers, sailors and holiday-makers, have access to information on developments which are important to them via Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

Many nationalities
Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) is located in Hilversum. The organisation employs around 350 people, many of them from the countries which are featured in the programmes. Every day journalists, programme makers, presenters, technicians, producers and other staff of more than 30 different nationalities produce distinctive and much-discussed radio programmes and websites. RNW also works with its own corresponsdents across the whole world.

Collaborating worldwide
RNW’s regional representatives distribute its output throughout the world through cooperation with local media organisations. RNW’s range of programmes is often extended via co-productions and interactive projects with these partners.

Training centre
The internationally-renowned Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) which is attached to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, provides training courses and facilities for media professionals from developing countries and gives media and communication advice to partner organisations.

Competition
From 29 October 2009 up to and including 4 December 2009, Radio Netherlands Worldwide is running an online competition. Using this competition, RNW wants to provide a platform which is just as culturally diverse and multimedia-orientated as the organisation itself.

Budding journalists, photographers, video-makers and people who just want to be heard are welcome to send us their stories in the form of a photo, video or text. The main prize: the chance to experience what it is like to work for our organisation as an intern. Check out www.rnw.nl/contest.
 

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This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011 Dutch government’s decided to cut funding and shift RNW in 2013 from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW’s current activities can be found at http://www.rnw.org/about-rnw