THE ALBERT CUYP MARKET AS A MIRROR OF SOCIETY

By Karenita Haalck Covid-19 has changed everyday life fundamentally. Public locations like markets, shops and museums maintain a certain normality, yet the current measurements have an impact on how society behaves. Winding back the clock to September 2019. It’s a prosperous Saturday, 11 AM and life is slowly being breathed into the Albert Cuyp market. It’s a wakening call for the senses and the mind; … Continue reading THE ALBERT CUYP MARKET AS A MIRROR OF SOCIETY

How Dutch Journalism has changed, an interview with Leon Willems

By Leroy Leijtens Leon Willems started working as a journalist in 1989. In 1995 he became Editor in Chief at a public broadcaster where he quickly worked himself up. After leaving in 2004 he started working at the UN and from 2008 he has been working in media production. His main focus has always been on making television. Now Leon also is the director of … Continue reading How Dutch Journalism has changed, an interview with Leon Willems

An interview with Paul Geerts: ‘Journalists these days lack originality because they need to score,’

by Sharon Verhoeks Paul Geerts, beloved lecturer at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries and freelance journalist, has a long history in journalism. His career took off in 1984, a year before he graduated from Fontys Academy of Journalism. We can find his name in the archives of many Dutch news media; OOR, HP/De Tijd, NPO 3FM and Brabants Dagblad to name a few. Geert is … Continue reading An interview with Paul Geerts: ‘Journalists these days lack originality because they need to score,’

The New Conservatives

Naomi ‘t Hart Young, highly educated and conservative. European research shows that while this may have been a unique combination in the past, conservatism is growing amongst people born from 1990 onwards. Yesterdays election’s results partly underscore this movement. The question is: why? Millennials and Gen Z have often grown up with more welfare and education than the generations before them. The internet and globalisation … Continue reading The New Conservatives

Laura Kersten on how social media can strongly influence youth’s voting decisions

Melisa Salas These days we are living in a digital era where social media is taking over the world. Breaking news is spread worldwide within matters of seconds. The days where we wait for our daily newspaper with a cup of coffee or the news on TV are over now. The only thing we have to do to consume news now is to tap with … Continue reading Laura Kersten on how social media can strongly influence youth’s voting decisions

“Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

Austin Devaraj, Sage Bankasingh March. 18, 2021 TORONTO – As Dutch citizens took to the polls this week, which have been spread apart intentionally into multiple days, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expatriates are looking to voice their concerns about voting in the motherland. Dutch residents in Canada who hold citizenship in the Netherlands note complexities in communication present to them while trying to vote. … Continue reading “Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

This is how your vote can help to achieve more gender diversity in the parliament

By Jaimy Witbraad and Claire Schouten More and more parties aim for gender diversity in politics; ‘A parliament that represents society’. However, there is still no equal division between men and women. The organisations ‘Stem Op Een Vrouw’ (meaning: Vote For A Woman) and ‘Meer Vrouwen In De Politiek’ (meaning: More Women In Politics) fight for a fair division between men and women in the … Continue reading This is how your vote can help to achieve more gender diversity in the parliament

How Gen Z engages with politics

A generation that uses social media as a tool to encourage people to vote  By: Shaquille Joy Social Media apps have become tools, especially for younger generations, to voice their opinions and see immediate change happening. While we shouldn’t forget that there are a lot of negative sides to these apps, they are part of our lives now and can also be used for positive … Continue reading How Gen Z engages with politics

How the pandemic changed the way we engage with art

Museums find different ways to connect with their audience and artists explore new creative outlets By Shaquille Shaniqua Joy The past year has been rough for all of us in one or another way and while some were hoping that 2021 might be the year in which we could go back to normal, we might have to realise and accept that this is the new … Continue reading How the pandemic changed the way we engage with art