Ongehoord Nederland (ON!) is filing summary proceedings against the board of directors of the NPO. It is about the periodic reports that ON! has had to hand it in to the broadcasting foundation since the beginning of this year.
With these reports, the NPO wants aspiring broadcaster ON! demonstrates that it can implement its own improvement points. Lawyer Hakan Külcü from ON! announced the summary proceedings on Tuesday in the broadcast of Ongehoord Nieuws.
“We have been asking the board for a long time about the legal basis for these additional reports,” Külcü said. According to ON! this basis is not there. Külcü speaks of a “show of power” in the broadcast.
The NPO requested the additional reports after the ombudsman for public broadcasters found that ON! is guilty of spreading demonstrably incorrect information.
ON! then drew up a plan. It stated that presenters must receive training and coaching, that the ON website! there would be an improvements section and that the broadcaster would employ a fact checker.