Tagged: netherlands

Bulldog

ctrp429 Sabotaging Drug Policy in the Netherlands

MP3 Audio [25 MB]DownloadShow URL Before the city of Maastricht chose to pursue marijuana prohibition policies they first asked a team of researchers to examine what impact it would have. The researchers found that the proposed “membership” system for coffeeshops,...
 

coffeeshop

ctrp424 Behind the Coffeeshop Counter

MP3 Audio [25 MB]DownloadShow URL When it comes to drug policy and coffeeshops in the Netherlands, we rarely hear the voices of those who work behind the counter and see how things work (or don’t work).¬† Nel has lived and...
 

Cannabis

ctrp423 Myths of Cannabis Prohibition in the Netherlands

MP3 Audio [39 MB]DownloadShow URL Over the past years alot of half-assed information has been spread by a combination of poor journalism and rumors via social media, which states that foreigners can no longer buy cannabis in coffeeshops in Amsterdam....
 

Today’s Commemoration, Tomorrow’s History

Today’s Commemoration, Tomorrow’s History

In an effort to save money and increase productivity, Portugal is getting rid of some holidays that people don’t really celebrate anymore. ¬†Among the obsolete days of non-work, the day the nation dumped the monarchy and became a republic, October...

ctrp388 Journalism Under Attack in the Netherlands

ctrp388 Journalism Under Attack in the Netherlands

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL An investigative journalist in the Netherlands has exposed major security flaws in a major government project which promised safe and easy travel throughout the country. He has been reporting the results of his work to...
 

Dutch Municipal Elections Article

Dutch Municipal Elections Article

The following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote this past week for the Guardian CiF, to read the full text, click the link below: The media have recycled the same headlines following Dutch elections for about a decade...