Former Editor-in-chief of NOS Nieuws to give a guest lecture
The former Editor-in-chief of NOS Nieuws (the public Dutch television news service), Hans Laroes, will give a guest lecture at the Haarlem site of Inholland University of Applied Sciences on Friday, 14 October 2011. In this lecture, which will be given in English, Hans Laroes will discuss the theme of 'freedom in the media'. He will discuss topics such as censorship, freedom of expression and government intervention. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
After 23 years with NOS (the Netherlands Broadcasting Authority), of which nine as the editor-in-chief of NOS Journaal, which later became NOS Nieuws, Hans Laroes resigned on 1 July 2011. He resigned of his own accord because he felt that after such a long period it was good for NOS Nieuws to have a new editor-in-chief with new ideas, a new vision and a new style.
Hans Laroes (55) started working for NOS in 1988 as a parliamentary reporter, after having worked for various newspapers since 1978. In 1997 he was appointed assistant editor-in-chief of NOS Journaal. After an intermediate step as the deputy editor-in-chief in 1999, he was appointed general editor-in-chief in 2002.
On NOS.nl Hans Laroes states that he was the editor-in-chief in an exceptionally challenging period. "It was the time in which the world of the television viewer acquired a more central place, in which the entire editorial board began working in a cross-media fashion and in which the contact and interaction with the public through 'social media' acquired a permanent place in the journalistic activities of NOS."
The guest lecture will take place on Friday, 14 October 2011 in lecture room L101 at the Haarlem site of Inholland University of Apply Sciences. Students who wish to be present should first send an e-mail to Raoul van der Wel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include a question for Hans Laroes.