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Photo of royals not on Indymedia

1 December 2007 - Indymedia has removed a controversial photo of prince Willem-Alexander and princess Máxima from its website. The photo was originally published by German magazine Bild, which removed it from its website at the urging of the Dutch Government Information Service (RVD).

The photo (not the one above) was subsequently published by populist weblog GeenStijl and by activist magazine Ravage. The Ravage article was posted on Indymedia as well, but the editors removed the photo. They explained that others are welcome to give vent to their ‘fascination/voyeurism’ with regard to the royal house, but that Indymedia does not want to waste time, money or energy on this.

The photo allegedly shows Willem-Alexander and Máxima buying an iPhone in New York. GeenStijl suggested that unlocking the phone for use in the Netherlands would be illegal. The RVD ordered GeenStijl to remove the photo, arguing that it has no news value and is an invasion of privacy. The RVD further denied that the couple had bought an iPhone.

Although the RVD threatened to take ‘measures’, GeenStijl refused to remove the photo. As far as could be ascertained, the RVD has not contacted Ravage.

Illustration: less controversial photo of the royal couple (RVD). Photo on GeenStijl, Ravage; no photo on Indymedia (all in Dutch)


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