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He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem.

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One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television. Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de ….

Details Het zijn net mensen. For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an experiment in long-tail journalism.

Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations.


This makes it an important book, essential reading not only for journalists but for all newspaper readers and television viewers who assume that the information they receive is truly objective. Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up. The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible.

How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? And if you happen to be Japanese or Korean, you will lkyendijk be able to, too, as editions for these countries are in the works. More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody! In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

Het zijn net mensen : beelden uit het midden-oosten

The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters. Het zijn net mensen. Volg mij op Twitter. What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? This book makes two main arguments. Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book.


This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine. The first is that dictatorships are so fundamentally different from democracies that you cannot describe and report them accurately if you use only the tools of journalism developed in the West.

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Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. But is this an accurate picture? Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery.

There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts. Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten And what about democracy?