Mind the Facts

Reveal the stories that matter

Do you want to read global news which matter, and support independent journalism?

Free submmission until November 2019

It’s a beautiful child

Why did he die?

Netherlands After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.” In a heartbreaking story about the stillbirth of their son, Mikki, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic searched for answers within the Dutch system of prenatal care that might have helped prevent their son’s death. They delved into scientific articles, medical guidelines, policy documents, parliamentary papers and internal documents, and spoke to more than 30 sources.

When he was two years old his parents were told he would never be able to speak or walk. Marc has autism and is mentally disabled. But against all odds he ends up to be an Olympic champion.

Exactly 22 years ago Hava Muhic gave birth to a stillborn baby girl during the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. She was placed in a mass grave by Dutch U.N. soldiers. After a lengthy court battle the Dutchbatters return to Bosnia to help the Bosnian authorities with their search for the grave: ‘Is it true? They found a baby?’

During the fall of Srebrenica in 1995, the bodies of at least five adults and two babies were laid in a large ditch, somewhere on the base of the Dutch Battalion of UN peacekeepers — known as “Dutchbat”. Where exactly, no one knows any more. Survivors and former soldiers are now demanding an explanation from the Dutch State. Journalists Eldin Hadzovic and Zvezdana Vukojevic travelled to Srebrenica and searched archives and witnesses to find answers.

Newest articles

Netherlands

It’s a beautiful child

Why did he die?

After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.” In a heartbreaking story about the stillbirth of their son, Mikki, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic searched for answers within the Dutch system of prenatal care that might have helped prevent their son’s death. They delved into scientific articles, medical guidelines, policy documents, parliamentary papers and internal documents, and spoke to more than 30 sources.

Read

Netherlands

The great Marc Evers

The boy who’d be good for nothing

When he was two years old his parents were told he would never be able to speak or walk. Marc has autism and is mentally disabled. But against all odds he ends up to be an Olympic champion.

Read

Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands

The search for baby Muhic

Dutchbat, the mass grave and the coverup - part III

Exactly 22 years ago Hava Muhic gave birth to a stillborn baby girl during the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. She was placed in a mass grave by Dutch U.N. soldiers. After a lengthy court battle the Dutchbatters return to Bosnia to help the Bosnian authorities with their search for the grave: ‘Is it true? They found a baby?’

Read

Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands

The cover-up of the mass grave

Dutchbat, the mass grave and the coverup - part II

During the fall of Srebrenica in 1995, the bodies of at least five adults and two babies were laid in a large ditch, somewhere on the base of the Dutch Battalion of UN peacekeepers — known as “Dutchbat”. Where exactly, no one knows any more. Survivors and former soldiers are now demanding an explanation from the Dutch State. Journalists Eldin Hadzovic and Zvezdana Vukojevic travelled to Srebrenica and searched archives and witnesses to find answers.

Read

Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands

The fall of Srebrenica

Dutchbat, the mass grave and the coverup - part I

During the fall of Srebrenica in 1995, the bodies of at least five adults and two babies were laid in a large ditch, somewhere on the base of the Dutch Battalion of UN peacekeepers — known as “Dutchbat”. Where exactly, no one knows any more. Survivors and former soldiers are now demanding an explanation from the Dutch State. Journalists Eldin Hadzovic and Zvezdana Vukojevic searched in archives and interviewed witnesses to find answers.

Read