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Dutch school tries to block hidden camera bullying footage

Published on Apr 10, 2014 8:08 PM

THE HAGUE (AFP) - A Dutch school is going to court to stop a television channel showing hidden-camera footage shot by a victim of bullying using equipment supplied by the broadcaster.

A national furore has broken out over the programme with the privacy-sensitive country divided over the ethics of secretly filming children at school.

"We are going to court," Mr Peter Smit, spokesman for Rotterdam's Einstein Lyceum high school, told AFP on Thursday.

The school said they were taking legal action against RTL5 after the private station refused to axe the episode of "Project P: Stop het pesten" (Project P: Stop the bullying), produced by Dutch company Skyhigh.

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