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Silvermj 06-22-2005 03:17 PM

Dutch Royal House Code of Conduct for the Press (Media Code)
 
Hello to all the members. this is my first post here and I sincerely hope I have not missed a similar post.
Today it was announced here the Dutch Royal House has issued a Code of conduct for the press due to some pictures taken and published without persmission neither from her parents not the Royal House of little Catharina-Amalia.
It was also informed there was a kind of "reward" for those photographers that do follow that Code, by being granted press passes to certain Royal events.

May any of you explain this further and tell if this Code was agreed by both the Royal Press and the Dutch Press and if this Code is also meant for foreign countries ? (I do recall the problems CP Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima had last year with tabloid journalists here).

Thanks in advance! :)

srivishnu 12-25-2006 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Silvermj
Hello to all the members. this is my first post here and I sincerely hope I have not missed a similar post.
Today it was announced here the Dutch Royal House has issued a Code of conduct for the press due to some pictures taken and published without persmission neither from her parents not the Royal House of little Catharina-Amalia.
It was also informed there was a kind of "reward" for those photographers that do follow that Code, by being granted press passes to certain Royal events.

May any of you explain this further and tell if this Code was agreed by both the Royal Press and the Dutch Press and if this Code is also meant for foreign countries ? (I do recall the problems CP Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima had last year with tabloid journalists here).

Thanks in advance! :)

Here is the link > http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/english...objectid=16824

Marengo 12-29-2006 12:38 PM

I believe the code has been a succes for the Crownprince and his family. Snapshots are rarely placed in magazines/newspapers anymore (I can only recall Amalia beiong present at the entrance of Sinterklaas in Wassenaar as a breech of this code). Luckiliy the Crownprince also sticks to his end of the bargain and makes sure that there are enough moments where his daughters can be photographed by the media. Due to this succes they did a simular thing with Maurits and Marilene, though I am not to sure if it will have the same amount of succes. As the couple lives in busy Amsterdam and anybody has a camera on their mobile phone these days it would be a bit naive of them to expect that they won't be photographed.

I read somewhere that the succes off this code has come under the attention of other royal houses and that some are researching if they can do a simular thing in their own country (Norway at least and maybe Denmark to). The article mentioned that it would be virtually impossible to get such a code in Spain.

Ghislaine 01-03-2007 05:40 PM

Am I alone in finding this a bad development?
I see a parallel with celebs: media and fans made them famous and when they are the rich and famous, they don't want to know the media and fans anymore. The same with the royals: they want and need the press if they are doing charity and if they are having a "do" (celebration, jubilee, etc) but otherwise the media can get lost. Not fair imo. I'd love it if the media (and fans) went on strike over this kind of thing and didn't show at, say, the next big event. Absolutely no one to wave too and no one to take pictures. The look on the royals faces would be priceless...

With regard to this media code (= media muzzling), I found Beatrix's christmas speech hypocritical. Praising freedom of speech, but on the other hand muzzling the media herself.

Marengo 01-04-2007 04:33 AM

Well, the royal family are not monkeys in a circus, everytime we clap they have to show up and do a trick (that is the odd feelng I get at Queensday when I see almost middle aged royals doing childrensgames).

I think th RF has every right to protect their private life. IMO they still give the media a lot of opportunities to make pictures of them, especially while on duty but also familypicture of little Amalia and Alexia.

I do not see why th freedom of the press is in danger because the gossip press has agreed to a code of conduct that they will not print paparazzi pictures. The press can still write critical serious articles about the RF but this code was clearly created to prevent the RF from being stalked while on holiday, especially the little Princesses.

Verde Esmeralda 01-12-2007 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Silvermj
May any of you explain this further and tell if this Code was agreed by both the Royal Press and the Dutch Press and if this Code is also meant for foreign countries ? (I do recall the problems CP Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima had last year with tabloid journalists here).

Tabloid journalists are certainly a nightmare in Argentina, as in every other country ... still Maxima does not have a very open attitude to any kind of press whatsoever when coming to BA...she's been here many times, in non-official journeys, and the general comment in the press is ... that she despises anything remotely similar to journalists. :rolleyes:

Verde Esmeralda 06-04-2007 01:05 PM

I wonder how the Code works for this kind of incidents.

Dutch royals' secret papers found - Peculiar Postings - MSNBC.com

Dutch royals’ secret documents found in trash

Reporters found business cards with home addresses, travel plans

AMSTERDAM - Dutch journalists found classified information about Queen Beatrix and her family in a trash container behind royal offices in The Hague, prompting embarrassed authorities on Wednesday to improve security.
Current affairs television program NOVA said its reporters found bags full of official documents, business cards with home addresses and information about the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and his wife Maxima.
The unsecured container behind Royal Cabinet offices also contained a list of planned state visits by Queen Beatrix abroad -- as well as visits to the Netherlands by foreign heads of state -- until 2010.

NOVA said it would not publish all the details for security reasons.
A member of parliament told NOVA it was "perplexing and embarrassing" how carelessly the documents were handled. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said measures had been taken immediately to avoid it happening again.
The TV report on Tuesday night of state visits being planned until 2010 seemed to imply Queen Beatrix, 69, would stay on the throne at least that long, despite media speculation she might abdicate. Her mother Juliana did so aged 71.
The government press office told Dutch news agency ANP on Wednesday the visits were being organized for the head of state, who could be a successor if the Queen decided to abdicate.

Marengo 06-05-2007 04:05 AM

It doesn't apply here, the code mainly focusses on pictures taken without permission of the RF.

Marengo 06-06-2007 12:27 PM

Did anybody see the new 'Party' of this week? The are showing pictures of Maxima with her two eldest daughters on the beach. A clear break from the present media code, I think.

Princess Robijn 06-06-2007 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
Did anybody see the new 'Party' of this week? The are showing pictures of Maxima with her two eldest daughters on the beach. A clear break from the present media code, I think.

But the pictures are so cute!!

Marengo 06-06-2007 05:56 PM

True, I must confess I couldn't resist it either and I had a peek in the bookstore.
The pictures ae old btw, she is still pregnant. RTL Boulevard sid that the RVD wants a rectification and an amount of mone for a good cause from the magazine, otherwise they will go to court. But I don' t know how reliable RTL boulevard is in this of course.

Princess Robijn 06-07-2007 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
The pictures ae old btw, she is still pregnant.

Not according to the magazine. They say WA is at home with his mother and youngest daughter.

Marengo 06-07-2007 05:23 AM

I was wondering about that too, on the pictures Maxima didn't look particulary pregnant. However I highly doubt that the Prince of Orange will inform ' Party' about his private plans ;).

Princess Robijn 06-07-2007 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo
However I highly doubt that the Prince of Orange will inform ' Party' about his private plans ;).

True, but I think it might be a good guess.. If they had the chance to be with their youngest daughter, I don't think they would leave her with her nanny just to go to the beach.

(Just my opinion)

Marengo 06-07-2007 06:10 AM

It is reasonable enough, but I though that the nanny joined Maxima on the beach? There was a blonde lady there too, but it could have been a friend of hers to of course.

Verde Esmeralda 06-07-2007 05:16 PM

Is there any link to this magazine where us, de buitenlanders, can take a look at the pics? Thank u!

lucien 06-08-2007 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda
Is there any link to this magazine where us, de buitenlanders, can take a look at the pics? Thank u!

Princess Maxima's current events thread.Allthough I strongly oppose this intrusion of privacy which is in total breach of the media-code.Sue these rags till they're out of business.

Verde Esmeralda 06-08-2007 12:25 PM

Thanks Lucien.

I think the images & news gap left by Máxima in the past month and a half is becoming too heavy for the media... ;) logically this does not mean the are entitled to get a picture while breaking the Code.

Still...well the pictures are taken and published already. Let's just enjoy them and leave the dirty work to the lawyers! :rolleyes:

lucien 06-11-2007 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by lucien
Princess Maxima's current events thread.Allthough I strongly oppose this intrusion of privacy which is in total breach of the media-code.Sue these rags till they're out of business.

And "Party" rag will be sued since they refuse to give in to RVD demands,ie,rectification and an apology as well as a 10.000 euro fine (for charities) for publishing pictures of Princess Máxima,Amalia and Alexia without consent.They claim the pics are innocent,but innocent or not,it's in total breach with the media-code says the RVD.And rightfully so,since if you allow this once,the hunt is on and all will claim "it's innocent".

Marengo 06-13-2007 04:45 AM

Well, I saw the cover of Party today in the bookstand and they had a quater or so of their cover reserved for apologies to Princess Maxima for unallowable violation of the privcy of her and her daughters.


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