Mingling Disclosures and Distortions Het Zijn Net Mensen: Beelden Uit Pictures from the Middle East) by Joris Luyendijk, Uitgeverij Podium. Het zijn net mensen by Joris Luyendijk, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Almost Human; images from the Middle-East / Het zijn net mensen; beelden uit No, we don’t, says Joris Luyendijk in Almost Human In fact we know very little.

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Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. Change itself seems to be changing, jkris incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up. 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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Details Het zijn net mensen. Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. This book makes two main arguments. Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery.

English – Joris Luyendijk

Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following. These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through.

This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity.


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He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Volg mij op Twitter. And if you happen to be Japanese or Korean, you will soon be able to, too, as editions for kensen countries are in the works. We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world?

Journalists ought more often to admit there are things they do not know, Luyendijk says, rather than bluffing or giving the impression that, hhet the basis of their own observations, they can say exactly how things stand. 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. Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem.

How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book.

For English readers

In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Luyendujk and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de ….

The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is luyendujk by all kinds of filters. He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine.

Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts. Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent. The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. And what about democracy?


Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible. Another filter is language. One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television.

It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an experiment in long-tail journalism. More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody! The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up.

But is this an accurate picture? Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten For journalists this dazzling book is a must, and no less so for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader.

Het zijn net mensen

Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself. What do Muslims think about equality between men and women?