Machiavelliprijs 2012 for Bauke Vaatstra

Bauke Vaatstra received the Machiavelli Award 2012, “because he has actively engaged the media for thirteen years in a persistent, professional and authentic manner, so that the murderer of his daughter could be traced. Through his media performance, Vaatstra first prevented the case from becoming a cold case. Due to his public persistance and insistence, it became finally possible to conduct large-scale DNA research in 2012,” according to the jury report.