VPRO Backlight

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Tegenlicht in Dutch or Backlight in English is a series of television documentaries by the VPRO, a Dutch public broadcasting organisation. Backlight "aims to grasp the quintessence of prominent trends and developments" in the practice of critical journalism, and tries to improve understanding of the intricate inner workings of our modern society.[1]

Past editions[edit]

Past Backlight programmes are also available online:[2]

  • The Tax Free Tour
  • Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box (31 January 2011)
  • The Cleantech Future
  • The Food Speculator
  • Aftermath of a Crisis
  • California Dreaming (8 November 2010)
  • A Greek Tragedy (27 September 2010)
  • After Democracy (10 May 2010)
  • Energy Risk (22 March 2010)
  • Lockerbie Revisited (28 April 2009)
  • Singapore Inc. (9 February 2009)
  • I Wanna be Boss (1 December 2008)
  • Here Comes the Sun (20 October 2008)
  • The Race for the Car of the Future (29 September 2008)
  • Rising Gulf (8 September 2008)
  • A Way Out of the War on Terror (26 May 2008)
  • Daddy is a Martyr (19 May 2008)
  • The Settler at Kibbutz Karmya (12 May 2008)
  • The Truth According to Wikipedia (7 April 2008)
  • Kasparov's Other Russia (3 March 2008)
  • Point of View Iran (17 December 2007)
  • Waste = Food (17 December 2007)
  • Second Thoughts (22 October 2007)
  • Democracy's Dilemma (8 October 2007)
  • The Last Market (11 June 2007)
  • Caracas - The Informal City (21 May 2007)
  • Endgame (7 May 2007)
  • The Israel Lobby (2 April 2007)
  • In Memoriam Alexander Litvenenko (15 January 2007)
  • Purple Hearts (11 December 2006)
  • The Well-Oiled Revolution of Hugo Chávez (27 November 2006)
  • Energy War (30 October 2006)
  • The World according to Google (7 May 2006)
  • Three Comrades (19 February 2006)
  • Saturday is for the Dead (15 January 2006)
  • The Day the Dollar Falls (20 November 2005)
  • Saudi Solutions (6 November 2005)
  • Jeffrey's Policy (2 October 2005)
  • Noreen's Agenda (25 September 2005)
  • H'ydrogen Revolution I & II (13 June 2004)
  • Cuba after Castro (11 June 2004)
  • My Friend the Mayor (28 March 2004)
  • Flight from Heaven (14 Decembefr 2003)
  • Real Men Don't Rape (5 October 2003)
  • The Carlyle Connection (11 May 2003)
  • Buenos Aires - Human Resources (22 December 2002)
  • Mamma Please Call Me (28 November 2002)

Wiki's truth[edit]

On 7 April 2008, Tegenlicht broadcast a documentary called "Wiki's waarheid" ("The Truth according to Wikipedia"). In this episode the pros and cons of Wikipedia as well as other Web 2.0 websites were discussed by Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger, Andrew Keen (writer), Charles Leadbeater (writer) and Robert McHenry (former editor-in-chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica). The "Wiki's waarheid" documentary was directed by IJsbrand van Veelen.[3]

Creative Commons and downloads[edit]

The organization released four documentaries in 2009 and 2010 under a Creative Commons license using the content distribution feature of the Mininova BitTorrent tracker.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English information about Tegenlicht (Backlight)". vpro.nl. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Past editions". vpro.nl. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Wiki's truth". vpro.nl. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Torrents uploaded by EeuwvandeStad". MiniNova. 2009. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  5. ^ Denters, M. (11 August 2010). "Tegenlicht - Download California Dreaming" (in Dutch). VPRO.nl. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  6. ^ Bol, M. (1 October 2009). "Tegenlicht - VPRO gemeengoed" (in Dutch). VPRO.nl. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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