Authors

Annemarie Andre


Annemarie Andre (25) - I’m Annemarie, a 25-year-old journalism student from Austria. I do many things just out of curiosity. This is why I decided to follow up on a Master’s degree in journalism after my Bachelor degree in art history. I have always been interested in finding out about people’s life stories. Writing about people that might not have the best lobby and therefore won’t be heard is close to my heart. Apart from my interest in politics and society, I also have a guilty pleasure for royal families and cats.

Marije de Boer


Marije de Boer - 
Hi everyone! I’m Marije, a third-year media, information and communication student from Den Helder, The Netherlands. I chose this minor, because I’ve always been curious about what’s going on in the world, so i wanted to learn more about journalism and improve my English as well. In my free time I like to go to concerts, meet new people or watch a good TV show. In the future I want to work in the television field.

Ruben den Boer


Ruben den Boer (22) -
Hey there, I’m Ruben and I like to consider myself a media student with a passion for text, journalism, storytelling and podcasts. I follow my Media, Information and Communication courses at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam. With a face for the radio and a voice for the written word, I spend most of my time writing commercial and journalistic texts. Next to that, I also like to dabble in photography and podcasting. As long as I can use a medium to make a good story, I love it. Whenever I’m not making stories, I’m probably riding my race bicycle, listening to alternative music or out drinking. Cheers!

 

Emma Bos


Emma Bos (21) - 
My name is Emma Bos. I am 21 years old and live for 3 years in Amsterdam now.
I am studying Information, Communication and Media at the HvA and now I am doing the minor International Journalism. I like making video, pictures and writing about the all the wonderful, crazy and extraordinary things in the world. I love to hang out with my friends and my goal is to see and travel to all the beautiful places in the world.

Tijn de Bruin


Tijn de Bruin (21) - Hey there! My name is Tijn and I am a Dutch student from Zaandam, born and raised. I study Media, Information & Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam and I am currently following the minor International Journalism. I chose this minor because I would like to improve my writing skills and I want to step out of my comfort zone. In the future I will be focusing on the marketing world, because that is what I have been specialising in the most during the three years I have been studying in Amsterdam. In my free time I love to play tennis, watch movies and I am very interested in the food and wine world. I hope this minor will bring me loads of experience, great adventures and lots of new friends! 

 

Pauline Coulet


Pauline Coulet - Hello! My name is Pauline Coulet, a French girl in Amsterdam determined to take on the minor International Journalism. Challenging, the job as a journalist is definitely needed in our fake news era and reveals itself enthrallingly! Outside work, I’m trying to learn Korean and to improve my understanding of Asiatic culture through their series, always happy to discover new food to eat and ready to experience something different to enjoy with friends.

 

Lea Dillmann


Lea Dillmann - Back home in Stuttgart, Germany, I study journalism at the Hochschule der Medien. I moved to Amsterdam to get practice in journalism on an international level, to get in touch with people from different countries and to speak and write in English. So far, the most challenging part for me has been to step out of my comfort zone. Besides writing and researching, I’m interested in biking, sailing and music. I play the ukulele and love to go to concerts and festivals. I also do fact checking for a German travel magazine called Merian. For me an easy way to learn a lot about foreign cultures. In the future, I see myself working for a local newspaper to get really close to the people around me.

 

Asier Herrero


Asier Herrero (21) -
Hi everyone! My name is Asier Herrero and I'm from a small village nearby Bilbao, Basque Country. I am studying Journalism at the University of the Basque Country but currently attending the Minor program ‘International Journalism’ in Amsterdam. I have always loved Journalism because I think it has the power to change the world and to show how reality is. I chose this minor to improve my English, to know how media in different countries work and to go out of my comfort zone. During my internship on a radio I discovered that I really love talking so, in the future I want to work in the field of radio or television.

Laszlo Lieffering


Laszlo Lieffering (22) - 
Hi, my name is Laszlo Lieffering. I am born and raised in The Netherlands and I am 22 years young. I study Media, Information and Communication (MIC) at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. When I am done with my studies I want to work in the television industry. Journalism is a big part of this industry and that is why I chose the minor International Journalism. I am ready to make amazing stories and content!

Patrick Lowe


Patrick Lowe (27) -
My name is Patrick and I am originally from California. I grew up exploring the ocean, mountains, and deserts. I am passionate about news, wildlife and social justice issues, and international politics. I have completed my B.S. in Environmental Science and came to Amsterdam to live abroad and study international journalism. I anticipate that I will be traveling more in my life while building many connections around the globe.

Iris van Mourik


Iris van Mourik (23) -
Hi there, my name is Iris van Mourik, I’m a Dutch student at de Hogeschool van Amsterdam where I study media, information and communication. I was born and raised in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the southern part of The Netherlands. In my spare time I try to read books, listen to podcasts and spent time with my friends. I’m excited about improving my writing and learning more about filming and editing.

Malijn Pieterse


Malijn Pieterse -
Hi! My name is Malijn Pieterse and I'm from Haarlem, The Netherlands. I currently study Creative Business in Amsterdam which I very much enjoy. The reason why I chose the minor International Journalism is because I would love to learn how to write a good article. I'm ready for a challenge! 

 

Anouk Saenen


Anouk Saenen (21) –
My name is Anouk Saenen and I am 21 years old! I am an English major student. I have always been interested in journalism. The best part about it for me is being able to give people a voice! I think a good journalist, one I inspire to be, can help people feel connected to each other through news and media. On top of my love for journalism,  I love English literature and wanderlust is in my blood! I cannot wait to write amazing stories!

Viktor Sarkezi

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Viktor Sarkezi (23) 
The ins and outs of political and societal conflict capture me. The more unclear and convoluted a situation the better. Admittingly, that does sound voyeuristic, but it stems from a deep desire to break down problems so that everyone can understand them and work on a solution together. I grew up in Vienna, Austria from its rich history of collective struggle for better work and life I’ve learned that every progressive idea sparks a conflict that must be addressed in order to progress as a society. That’s why I chose to study international journalism here at HvA where reporting on conflicts takes a central place. Be it through written or spoken word, or pictures I hope I’ll be able to be part of creating a better future through journalism.

Iben Schmidt


Iben Schmidt (23) -
I am a journalism student from Copenhagen, Denmark. I have been studying journalism for two years. I have been working on an online Danish business media for two years and for Danish Animal Protection in the press department as an intern.

Amy Steur


Amy Steur (21) - Hi there! My name is Amy Steur. I'm 21 years old and study Communications at the HvA. I live in Volendam, a small village in the northern part of the Netherlands. I wanted to study Journalism first, but I decided not to do this because a Communications study is broader and also discusses journalism. With the minor International Journalism I can still dive deeper into this discipline. I hope this minor can help me step out of my comfort zone and start building a large and international network. My hobby is everything that has to do with music: going to festivals and concerts, playing the ukulele, singing and discovering new artists and bands.


Fleur Stigters


Fleur Stigters - Hi reader! My name is Fleur Stigters, I live in Culemborg, a city near Utrecht. I study Communication and Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. Currently I am in my 4th year and decided to choose the minor International Journalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. When I am not occupying myself with school, I like to paint, take pictures and hang out with my friends. My interest lies in ethical dilemmas and social problems.

 

Anette Svendsen


Anette Svendsen (24) - 
My name is Anette and I am a 24 year old journalism student from Norway. I am very interested in politics and global affairs, and this is why I decided from a very young age that i wanted to become a journalist. Apart from this I am very interested in music, dancing and travelling.

Lieve Thuis


Lieve Thuis (20) - 
Hi there! My name is Lieve Thuis and I’m from Den Bosch, in the south of The Netherlands. I moved to Amsterdam when I was only seventeen. From there on I started studying Creative Business, partying a lot and enjoying my time as a student. Right now I’m studying International Journalism as a minor, because I would love to figure out how to properly write a good article. Follow me on my adventures!

Michelle Tuijp


Michelle Tuijp (22) -
I’m Michelle Tuyp. I’m a 22 year old student at the HvA. I’m studying Media, Information and Communication and International Journalism. I have a passion for writing and storytelling. In my free time I’m a music and plants enthusiast and I sing in a band.

Sarissa Valk


Sarissa Valk (20) - Hi all! My name is Sarissa Valk, a Dutch 20-year old Media, Information & Communications student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Next to studying full-time, I can be found either working as a server at Vondelpark/3 or working out. I chose for the minor ‘International Journalism’ because I really wanted to do an English-spoken minor to improve my business English. Also, during my studies I found out that writing articles is something I really like to do. International Journalism is the perfect minor to combine these two things!

 

Maartje Veneman


Maartje Veneman (22) - 
Hi, my name is Maartje Veneman (22) and I live in a small town near Amsterdam. I am a plant enthusiast and I love being creative. I try to create something new every day like writing a story or painting and drawing. In this minor, I want to learn how to ask the right questions during an interview. I would also like to step out of my comfort zone a little.

Dauphine Vernimmen


Dauphine Vernimmen (22) - My name is Dauphine, I’m 22 years old and I live in Amsterdam. I study Creative business and now follow the minor International Journalism. I love social media and all the possibilities it can give yourself or a company to grow and to be better. I’m grew up in Rotterdam so I’m a big supporter of the soccer club Feyenoord and I love to go to games in the Kuip. I love to be creative and write, I hope to learn that a lot more in the upcoming few months. And off course, as a student, I love to hang out with my friends and have some drinks occassionally. 😉

Jelle Voort


Jelle Voort (24) – My name is Jelle Voort and I study Media, Information and Communication at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a media junkie. From a very young age I’ve always been passionate about geopolitics and the news that surrounded it. I remember being glued to my laptop to follow all kinds of liveblogs about the NATO intervention in Libya. This is why I chose to do this minor, to further develop my journalism skills and to learn more about different international institutions around the globe.

 

Lena Knaus

Lena Knaus (25) - My name is Lena Knaus and I am from Stuttgart, Germany. Back at home I study crossmedia redaction at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Beside journalism my interests are photography, art, poetry slams and sport. I like bouldering, boarding skiing and biking. I also like video-production and writing articles who can move people to think about topics.
When I finished my bachelor and it is time to work, I would love to work as a “classical” journalist in a redaction but I am also interested in working in a TV-Show or at the Radio. I already have experiences in Radio and TV making and it was a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

Veronica Kontopoulou

Veronica Kontopoulou - Greetings! I am Veronica Kontopoulou, a 22-year-old journalist, based in Amsterdam. I am in the process of completing a Bachelor’s in Journalism in Edinburgh Napier University and currently on an exchange programme specialising in International Journalism. With an interest in current affairs, politics and social and environmental issues, I typically report on stories from all over the world, with a special focus on the United Kingdom, Finland, Greece and most recently the Netherlands.