NPO: reports of undesirable behavior by six publishers –

Six public broadcasters reported to the NPO that undesirable behavior had been reported in their locations. NPO chief Frederieke Leeflang says these are messages from the past three years.

Leeflang gives no further details. “We are not making this public,” he told ANP news agency. “Privacy and anonymity are very important here.” A recent report on aggressive behavior behind the scenes of the VPRO program house of music One of them.

Earlier this month the VPRO announced its music documentary house of music Taking a break from a tweet about the infringing behavior of an executive working on retrospective early music documentaries. The tweet was from a publisher/host. The unwanted behavior happened decades ago.

The major broadcasters KRO-NCRV and AVROTROS say they have not received any reports of undesirable behaviour. A spokesperson for Omroep MAX does not want to respond to the ANP and BNNVARA and EO cannot respond directly.

“Requires an outside helpline”

Last month, the head of the NPO asked all publishers in a letter about cases of (sexual) infringing behavior of which they were aware and possible follow-up actions. The NPO told reporters all the options available, from undercover advisers, whistleblowers, to grievance committees.

In some cases, having an outside helpline is important, Leeflang says, because that covers people who are no longer employed by publishers. The president said: “Now we want to take this step together. “We want to do that industry-wide, at least with the public broadcaster, possibly Talpa and RTL.”

Source: NOS