The Great Dutch Search
What does it mean for the privacy of victims and surviving relatives when the entire country is under the spell of a missing person? Medialogica examines this question on the basis of the search for the two brothers Ruben and Julian from Zeist in 2013. A unique case, according to all those involved. Never before had a missing person received so much media attention, never before did social media put this amount of pressure on regular journalism, and never before had citizens join the search for missing persons so massively. What consequences did this pressure from public opinion have on framing by journalists, the authorities involved and the family of the brothers?