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By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book. Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem.

For English readers

What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. Another filter is language. This book makes two main arguments.

Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following. And what about democracy? And if you happen to be Japanese luydndijk Korean, you will soon be able to, too, as editions for these countries are in the works. How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world?

English – Joris Luyendijk

luyeneijk Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up.

In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity. In the Memsen, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts. Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: We are encouraged to view ourselves through jlris prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: Details Het zijn net mensen.


More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody! This makes it an important book, essential reading not only for journalists joeis for all newspaper readers and television viewers who assume that the information they receive is truly objective.

One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television. For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an experiment in long-tail journalism.

Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. For journalists this dazzling book is a must, and no less lyyendijk for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader. These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through. Het zijn net mensen.

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Dear Surfer, Welcome to mesen website which like most writers I use for three things: Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent. But is this an accurate picture? The picture that Luyendijk sketches is luyrndijk In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine.

Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up.

It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes.

Het zijn net mensen : beelden uit het midden-oosten

Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible. This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery. Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East.


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 met in the West.

In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. Beelden uit het Luyendikk Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism.

But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, jors accessibly, and without sparing himself. He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Volg mij op Twitter.

The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our luyenrijk of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters. Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples.

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