Dutch journalists join forces to report voluntarily on personal stories

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Dutch journalists based around the world, working for many different news organisations, have joined forces to deliver a new sort of news website. One11.nl will focus on what individuals are doing to help solve many of the problems that the journalists report on a daily basis.

The website will carry stories about people who are inspiring others to make a difference. All the participating journalists, including a number who work for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, are taking part in the project on a voluntary basis.
One11.nl has been set up on the initiative of Bas Mesters, the Italy correspondent for public broadcaster NOS and the newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Mr Mesters says the site, which calls itself ‘a New Year’s gift to the Netherlands’, will offer ‘a different perspective on the news’. It will concentrate on human-interest stories rather than hard news.
More on: www.rnw.nl