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"Is this newspaper independent?"

Translation:Is deze krant onafhankelijk?

October 10, 2014



Can zelfstandig be used here?


Yes. Onafhankelijk (literaly) means they do not depend on anything or anyone. Zelfstandig means operating on their own. So in quite a lot of contexts they are synonyms. But in the context of a newspaper (and other press) onafhankelijk is used if their reporting is not influenced by the government, zelfstandig is used if they are not part of e.g. a big media concern, but run their own business.


so, why is it not accepted?


Missing alternative translation I guess, I hope you reported it, if it was marked wrong.

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