‘I have always been a political news junkie’

Gudr Al Ayouby (20) was born and raised in Curaçao and studies Creative Business at the HU in Utrecht. Since he was little, he has had a fascination for the news – political news to be specific. When he was just six years old, he watched the debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. ‘I was watching this with my parents. They jokingly said: who do you want to win? I remember vividly that I wanted the girl to win.’

Gudr knows more about political news than most people. ‘I am not American, but I had an American friend who would ask me about political news in her own country.’ He is mostly interested in American political news. ‘I do not know why this is, maybe because it is everywhere. There are a lot of American news shows that we all know. Like CNN and NBC.’

If he becomes a journalist, he most likely will specialize in politics. ‘I could call this my expertise.’ If Gudr watches the news and any topic other than politics comes on he is not interested in it and changes the channel. ‘I just do not have an interest in topics like business or sports.’

Politics is not the only topic he likes. ‘I have this interest in war journalism. I have been in awe of some of the journalists that were and are in Kabul.’ Gudr is not sure if he can follow in the footsteps of these journalists. He does want to try it. ‘Maybe not in a full-on warzone. I think I will need to ease into it.’ His curiosity is very high, but his fear takes the lead. ‘As of right now I think I am to scared to do it.’