“We want to radiate accessibility”

Written by Esmee Bakker, Fleur Withagen en Naomi de Ridder Overlooking Amsterdam’s finest and most prestige canal, is the evenly majestic Intercontinental Amstel Hotel. The Dutch flag flutters proudly above the grand entrance, accompanied by a fancy looking door man adorned by a top hat. The hat has been out of fashion since the early 19th century, but here it still functions as a symbol … Continue reading “We want to radiate accessibility”

“Morocco is attempting to silence critical journalists”

Written by Marijn Butter Recently journalists have been rejected entry into Morocco. Amongst those rejected are Dutch Journalists like Gerbert van der Aa. He had to leave Morocco because according to the government he worked there illegally as a journalist. It’s a big issue El Kaddouri says. Journalists who wrote about the Hirak in a positive way received a prison sentence, a prohibition on publication … Continue reading “Morocco is attempting to silence critical journalists”

Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected

Written by Naomi de Ridder, Romy Caverlé and Chirine Aboussaad The Climate March on Sunday the 10th of March was a huge success. The attendance was much bigger than expected: 40.000 people attended the march, that is 15.000 more than anticipated. Jasperine Schupp (46), press officer from Milieudefensie, is very satisfied with the outcome. She sees the success as a clear signal to the government. … Continue reading Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected

”Closure of Amsterdam coal plant not good enough”

Written by Nina Büchs and Kimberly Nicolaus In order to reach the “Urgenda target” by 2020, the Dutch government decided last Friday to close the Hemweg-8 coal-fired power plant by the end of 2019: four years earlier than expected. Greenpeace Netherlands criticized that this step won’t be enough to meet 2020 climate targets. Secretary of State for Economic and Climate Affairs, Eric Wiebes, announced Friday … Continue reading ”Closure of Amsterdam coal plant not good enough”

“Print journalism needs new strategies”

Written by Nina Büchs Like many other journalistic students, Kimberly Nicolaus’s dream is to become a successful reporter. But in terms of digitalization, journalism, especially print, is facing challenges. So, how does the future of print journalism look like? The moment, Kimberly Nicolaus starts talking about her dream job, there’s a sparkle appearing in her eyes. Her voice sounds passionate, a sense of enthusiasm is … Continue reading “Print journalism needs new strategies”

Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

The Hungarian minister for innovation and technology, announces the state’s call to supervise the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and to suspend some of its funding Written by Diogo Baptista Hundreds of scientists and their supporters form a human chain around the HAS building in Budapest to express their outrage towards another governmental call. The disposition which plans to take control of the Hungarian scientist’s … Continue reading Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

“I like to learn how to engage people in my stories”

By Dyonne Onyema, Yannick Grenouillat and Malou van Kouwenhove Who are we and why did we choose this minor? You will get to know us all through several interviews and videos. The first video will show Malou as she reflects on how she has experienced the minor International Journalism so far and what she would like to learn during this minor. Continue reading “I like to learn how to engage people in my stories”

“TopNotch was a reality check for me: life doesn’t always go as planned”

By Chirine Aboussaad Full time student and part time reporter Charisa Chedie (25) is a busy young woman. She has just started her minor course in International Journalism after taking two semesters off to star as a reporter for AT5, Amsterdam’s local news channel. The route she has taken to get to where she is now has known a few detours: she started her college … Continue reading “TopNotch was a reality check for me: life doesn’t always go as planned”