- Propria Cures
"Propria Cures" (
Latinfor " Mind your own business") is a Dutch satirical student newspaper, published weekly in Amsterdam. Established in 1890, it is one of the oldest student newspapers in the Netherlands. Its principal subjects are, or have been, modern literature, media corruption and the euthanasiadebate in western Europe.
Since its establishment, "Propria Cures" (colloquially, "PC") has been a forum for freethinkers, bohemians and rising talents. "PC" specialises in printing things that no one else is willing or able to say. As a result, "PC" is one of the few journals in post-war Dutch publishing history to have been convicted of
blasphemy. In 1965, a PC article referred to Jesusas a "carpenter's son who pulled himself up through self-help". The newspaper was fined 100 guilder.
1992, "Propria Cures" published a photo montage of the writer Leon de Winterlying in a mass grave, expressing the opinion that De Winter was exploiting his Jewish background. "PC" was convicted in court and had to pay 10,000 guilder in damages as well as publish an apology.
"PC" employs a large number of guest editors in addition to its regular staff. Its editors have included a number of well-known Dutch writers, media figures and politicians, including the polemicist
Menno ter Braak, poet and novelist J. Slauerhoffand former EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein. The current editors of "PC" are Dries Muus, Jurg van Ginkel, Jelte Sondij and Olga Kortz.
* [http://www.propriacures.nl Official website of Propria Cures] (in Dutch)
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