“That’s the worst thing: the dead bodies have become normal”

By Dana Dübbers Over 12,000 men, women and children have been killed by unidentified vigilantes or during confrontations with the police because of President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign in the Philippines. Since he took office in June 2016, killings have become commonplace across the country. 23-year-old photojournalist Basilio H. Sepe, who just became Philippines Photographer of the year at the International Photography Awards, reflects on the … Continue reading “That’s the worst thing: the dead bodies have become normal”

“I understand people’s concerns”

By Vincent Leb 27-year old Wisam fled Syria in 2015. Three years later, he reflects on his new life in Austria; a country well-known for its anti-migrant policies. ‘The first ideas that cross my mind when I think of home? Pain. Injustice. Crisis without an end in sight. I see friends being tortured in prison and children who lost their parents. Many problems and no … Continue reading “I understand people’s concerns”

“Now is the prime time for investigative journalism”

By Evelina Kulp   Anders Eklund, 38, started working as a journalist in October 2006 and has been a specialised Crime Reporter at the daily newspaper Vasabladet since April 2014.   When and how did you start your career? I got a substitute as a reporter at Jakobstads Tidning in 2006. I was a correspondent in Kokkola so I didn’t work from the head editorial … Continue reading “Now is the prime time for investigative journalism”

“If you really want it, you will make it”

By Vincent Leb   Austrian TV-reporter Jens Lang was one of the first graduates of the study programme “Journalism & Media Management” at The University of Applied Sciences in Vienna back in 2007. A decade later, he still feels passionate about his job and sees a big future for journalism. You originally wanted to become a print journalist for a political magazine but ended up … Continue reading “If you really want it, you will make it”

From Typewriters to a Virtual Office

By Jasmine Wallis   With a rich journalism career dating back three decades, Robin Pascoe, 59, has seen the industry change drastically. After immigrating to the Netherlands from the U.K. and marrying a Dutchman, Robin realised there was a gap in the market for quality Dutch news in English. Founding Dutch News, (a free, online news destination for English speakers in the Netherlands) in 2006, … Continue reading From Typewriters to a Virtual Office

“We are being brainwashed here in Israel”

Photo of Dor Cohen Emma Wendt “Israelis are on a daily-basis being brainwashed with propaganda from not only the news and society but from their own family members” says Dor Cohen (23), an Israeli 3D animator, currently living in Jerusalem. Cohen fears these strongly propagandized ideologies will lead to narrow-minded individuals.   Propaganda goes beyond the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis. People are being … Continue reading “We are being brainwashed here in Israel”

Hundreds of schools face closures if pupil quota is applied

Livia Hirsch and Emma Wendt One in seven primary schools across the Netherlands has too few students, according to a new pupil norm introduced this year. This means, over 900 schools face the threat of closure. Wilma de Vries, a mother of two living in Epe, says “Luckily it seems like our town will be able to keep its primary school open. However, what will … Continue reading Hundreds of schools face closures if pupil quota is applied