Monty Swart (32) was 19 years old when he went to Afghanistan. He felt euphoric when he heard he would go to war. He talks about his work and experiences there and how this influenced his future. Text by Amy Steur Photo is a symbolic picture by Unsplash “I’ve always had a fascination for everything that had to do with the army and wars, but … Continue reading “I wouldn’t mind dying if it were for a heroic act“
Tanja Josić (35) was seven years old when the Yugoslavian war broke out in Bosnia. She talks about the fears she had as a child. Now she is a heart surgeon and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. Full-quote Interview by Lena Knaus “In a conversation about the coronavirus, a few days ago, my colleague said: “My son is seven years old. It is difficult he has … Continue reading “I wore a gas-mask when I was seven”
Interns are having a rough time right now. Their internships are being cancelled, or they are sent home due to lack of supervision. For interns abroad, it’s even worse. Cathelijne Groen (22) had just started her internship on Curaçao, when she had to return home immediately. By Sarissa Valk Cathelijnes’ internship was supposed to last from February until June. “It took a lot of preparations … Continue reading Cathelijne (22) had to cancel her internship in Curaçao due to Covid-19
Freelance foreign reporter Kerstin Schweighöfer (60) on how journalism changed.
By Viktor Sarkezi
Kerstin Schweighöfer became a freelance foreign correspondent for German-speaking media like Deutschlandfunk, FOCUS and Der Standard when she moved to the Netherlands in 1990. In her 30-year-career she reported on catastrophes, war crime trials in The Hague and art exhibitions.
Vegard Velle (49) is a journalist, author and editor in chief for a newly founded newspaper in Norway called VårtOslo. He is an ambitious idealist whose main goal is to give good quality journalism to the local residents of Oslo. Continue reading ““I do not care about payment and working hours, what is important to me is the meaningful task of journalism””
A Q&A with Channel 4 and ITV journalist, James Blake James Blake started off his journey in the field of journalism in the 90s. It all started with an ITN traineeship in 1998 and today, James has a couple decades worth of experience working in the news field and teaching in academia, with a focus on television news. How does working as a journalist back … Continue reading “Journalists do trip up because of the pressure to be first and be ‘now’”
Nationalist propaganda on Facebook has contributed to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar according to a condemning U.N. report. Thousands had been killed and sexually abused, over 700.000 had to flee since August 2017. Continue reading “Myanmar: Facebook caused genocide while expanding market”
Amsterdam – It was no ordinary 22nd birthday for Eva Yong, who just finished her bachelor in pedagogy. Her mom is a GP and her dad works for Cordaid, and on the 19th of March, they both found out that they have Corona. A story by Malijn Pieterse Eva’s door with her birthday cake in front. Photo by Eva’s nephew. How are you feeling? “I … Continue reading “On my 22nd birthday, I heard that both of my parents have the COVID-19 virus”
It appeared in the beginning of December 2019; the Corona-virus. Since then it’s been covering the headlines all around the globe. The new SARS-like disease developed in the Hubei province in China. There are doubts if the censored Chinese press has been reporting the truth about this novel virus. Continue reading Corona news in China: sorting the pieces of the puzzle
Transparency will be vital in the prevention of a Corona outbreak in Europe, says Eline Verheij, an assistant virus researcher at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. Continue reading “The problem is that we hardly know anything about COVID-19”