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Hans Laroes

Founder The Big Elephant, former Editor-in-Chief of NOS News, Netherlands

Hans Laroes, the chair of our Editorial Advisory Board, is the Founder (as of September) of The Big Elephant – a new platform for trusted stories. Big Elephant is in its design phase. Founding partners are BBC (UK), YLE (Finland), RTE (Republic of Ireland), SwissInfo, RTBF (Belgium) and NPO (Netherlands). Until recently, Hans was the Founder, Chair and Project Lead for the Editors in Chief Network, responsible for bringing together editors in chief/heads of news representing BBC, ZDF, ARD, NOS, VRT, RTBF, FT, ORF, SFSSR, CT, TVE, YLE, SR, RTE, DR, NRK, RAI. Under his stewardship, the group focused on strategic journalistic choices, cooperation across borders, and exchange of best practices on an informal and collegial basis. From 2002 to 2011, Hans was the Editor-in-Chief of NOS News, the public service broadcaster in The Netherlands.

Twitter: @hanslaroes
Position: Advisory Board Chair and former Editor-in-Chief of NOS News, Netherlands
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