The Netherlands: free special issues of paid newspapers

telegraafspecial2010Normally, on Ascension Day, there are no newspapers published in the Netherlands as it is a holiday and all shops and businesses are closed.

But as the news of the Tripoli plane crash dominates the media (more than 100┬ácausalities, 60 of those from the Netherlands – update 15:50, 70 Dutch were killed), some Dutch papers published special free issues today.

Right is the 16 page tabloid from De Telegraaf, that was available for free at major gas stations in the country (click to enlarge). Also regional newspapers Noordhollands Dagblad and Haarlems Dagblad published free special issues.

The special issues can be downloaded from the newspaper websites as well.

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