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He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book. In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible. Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world?

These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through. But is this an accurate picture?

Ojris after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent. Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up. More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody!


This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts.

We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: Details Het zijn net mensen. For journalists this dazzling book is a must, and no less so for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader.

Volg mij op Twitter. One of the mensdn important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television. Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. Aijn Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine. Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery.

Het zijn net mensen : Joris Luyendijk :

Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. 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 luyenddijk objective. The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up. The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters.

And if you happen to be Japanese or Korean, you will soon be able to, too, as editions for these countries are in the works. For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an experiment in long-tail journalism.

Boek – Het zijn net mensen – Letterenfonds

In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity. Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following.


Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. Schrijvers en zijb Boeken.

Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. And what about democracy? Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de ….

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. How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation.

But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself. This book makes two main arguments. Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem. There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: Journalists ought more nensen to admit there are things they do not know, Luyendijk says, rather than bluffing or giving mensenn impression that, on the basis of their own observations, they can say exactly how things stand.