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Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 ISPA Congress - Frénk van der Linden
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Frénk van der Linden

Congress Master of Ceremonies


Tuesday, June 12, 2018


SESSION 3 | The Sustainability Battle
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Frénk van der Linden

Kunststof - NTR Radio, KRO television and the newspaper De Volkskrant
(The Netherlands)

Moderator / Freelance Journalist

Frénk van der Linden (59), freelance journalist, works for the NTR radio (Kunststof), KRO / NCRV television and the newspaper De Volkskrant. He has published numerous interviews, reports and documentaries since the late seventies. ‘High-level performance', judged the jury that awarded him the Prize for Dutch Newspaper Journalism for his interviews in NRC Handelsblad.

Together with director Gisèla Mallant, Frénk made the TV documentary Verloren band, about the 40-year cold war between his father and mother after their divorce. The enthusiastically received film led to a reconciliation. Early 2017, 700.000 Dutch people watched their documentary 'The railway to Auschwitz', about why the Allies in the Second World War did not bombard train connections to the extermination camps and the gas chambers of the Nazis.

Frénk has been a regular guest in the popular tv-show De Wereld Draait Door and at the Mediaforum on Radio 1 in recent years. He is the initiator and presenter of the annual Great InterviewGala in the Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg. He also gives masterclasses of interview techniques at schools and for editors of newspapers, magazines and radio / television programs.

In addition to his journalistic work Frénk conducts debates and congresses. Recently he also organized meetings on social issues. Recently, for example, neurologist Dick Swaab and philosopher Daniel Dennett crossed swords about the question of whether free will exists.

In his hometown Haarlem, Frénk has been a Sustainability Ambassador for several years. He is also ambassador of VillaPinedo, platform for children of divorced parents.

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