Farewell to Newsline

RNW archive

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, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at https://www.rnw.org/about-rnw-media.

After more than 20 years on the air, RNW's current affairs programme Newsline has come to the end of its productive life cycle and been put to rest.

The English department of Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the Newsline team have always taken pride in providing independent and reliable news and current affairs, but in today’s crowded media landscape we’ve decided to focus our efforts on stories and angles not offered by other English language outlets.

Continuing coverage
We’ll be providing up-to-date news and background current affairs on our website – which will also offer audio and video. We’re already expanding our coverage of South Asia, while our programmes Earthbeat and The State We’re In will continue to offer in-depth reporting of issues around sustainable development and human rights.

Our dedicated Africa websites (in both English and French) bring news, views and analysis both from the continent and the African diaspora here in the Netherlands and beyond. 

The International Justice website offers comprehensive coverage of international courts and tribunals, including those for former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Cambodia and Lebanon, along with reporting on war crimes, human rights abuses and genocide.

Thank you and goodbye
Our thanks to all those listeners who’ve tuned in over the years and responded to our programmes, and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy what RNW has to offer both online and over the airwaves.