Saturday, October 26, 2002

During a week-long journey to five Dutch cities William Porter, Founder President of the ICF, met with Rob Pieterse, Chairman of the world-spanning, multi-national publishing group. Wolters Kluwer; Hans Verploeg, General Secretary of the Dutch Journalists Association; Herman Bruggink, Chairman of the Dutch Advertising Authority; and other media figures. The Netherlands’ role in working for a free and plural media, and future events of the ICF and their financing were among matters discussed.

Porter was invited to attend the Erasmus Prize-giving event at the Dutch Tropical Institute, where he met with Gottfried Wagner, Director of the European Cultural Foundation.

The daily Gouda Courant interviewed Porter and an article will appear shortly.