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Ketnet and VRT Innovation build unique interactive fiction game

‘Kraak de kluis’ (Crack the code) is the name of a brand new interactive fiction game by Ketnet, VRT’s children and youth channel, and the innovation department of VRT. In the game, children can go on an adventure together with a peetie, a virtual avatar. The goal of the game is to crack the safe by completing various tasks. The game was developed entirely in-house is based on the i Peetie Club[LD1] , an interactive Ketnet programme set in a virtual setting with avatars. To create a new virtual world, VRT turned to game technology.

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VRT in 2023: a strong report in a challenging year

VRT managed to reach, inform and connect Flemish people more than ever in 2023. VRT's annual report of 2023 shows that, on a weekly basis, the public broadcaster reached no less than 88.9% of all Flemish people and 89.4% of those under the age of 25. Strong results in a world where international digital platforms are becoming increasingly popular, disinformation is ubiquitous and news consumption takes mainly place on social media.

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Local media such as VRT are less visible and findable. “Policymakers must take urgent action”

You can quickly find Netflix or Disney+ on your smart TV or in an app store. It has been a long time looking for a local public broadcaster like VRT. You've undoubtedly figured that out yourself. However, there is a way to make local players more visible on international platforms and apps. It is called due prominence, literally: appropriate conspicuousness.

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Empowering voters: delivering concise and customised election coverage across platforms

In June and October, Flanders is heading to the polls. As a public broadcaster, VRT aims to provide all the necessary political insider information. That is why the news department VRT NWS offers several initiatives that puts the voter at the center, with clear information and tailored interpretation.

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VRT NWS gets European quality label for fact-checks

VRT NWS receives official recognition from the European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN). EFCSN is a European network of over 50 fact-checking organisations and editors that follow the same deontological code. The recognition opens doors to more international cooperation between journalists and editors. VRT NWS is the second Belgian newsroom to receive the recognition.

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