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Het zijn net mensen. In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity. Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: 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 meensen journalism liyendijk in the West.

Another filter is language. The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters. Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem.

More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody! For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in Luyendjjk, an experiment in long-tail journalism. But is this an accurate picture? The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to hett up.

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.


Details Het zijn net mensen. Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and lujendijk of information are opening up.

But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself. There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Volg mij op Twitter. Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world? How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world?

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Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine.

Journalists ought more often to admit there are things they do not know, Luyendijk says, rather than bluffing or giving the impression that, on the basis of their own observations, they can say exactly how things stand. 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.

Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. For journalists this dazzling book is a must, and no less so for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader. This jris makes two main arguments.

Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery. Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch ziun asked me to become their Middle East correspondent.

Het zijn net mensen : beelden uit het midden-oosten

Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the luyendik is just crap. Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible.


And what about democracy? This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television.

Het zijn net mensen : Joris Luyendijk :

Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts. He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through. We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book.

Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Joriz, working for the newspapers de …. It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

Western media reports give the impression — to lueyndijk the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following. Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes.