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"Is this newspaper independent?"

Translation:Is deze krant onafhankelijk?

October 10, 2014


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Can zelfstandig be used here?

October 10, 2014


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.

October 13, 2014


so, why is it not accepted?

February 14, 2015


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

February 14, 2015
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