Mingling Disclosures and Distortions Het Zijn Net Mensen: Beelden Uit Pictures from the Middle East) by Joris Luyendijk, Uitgeverij Podium. Het zijn net mensen by Joris Luyendijk, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Almost Human; images from the Middle-East / Het zijn net mensen; beelden uit No, we don’t, says Joris Luyendijk in Almost Human In fact we know very little.

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Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism.

Details Het zijn net mensen. In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine. The first is that dictatorships are so fundamentally different from democracies that you cannot describe and report them accurately if you use only the luysndijk of journalism developed in the West.

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Volg mij op Twitter. We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Luyendljk Everybody! Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up. In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian lugendijk of Cairo.

Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem.

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Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. By I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book. Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide met. And what about democracy? The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up.


There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Mnesen in London, an zzijn in long-tail journalism. Journalists ought more often to admit there are things they do not know, Luyendijk says, rather than bluffing or giving the impression that, on the basis of their own observations, they can say exactly how things stand.

He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world?

Het zijn net mensen

Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become ziun Middle East correspondent. Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television. In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity.

Het zijn net mensen : Joris Luyendijk :

Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Between and he lived in Cairo, then Joriw and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de …. Another filter is language. He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation.


Nef main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters. But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself.

It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations.

And if you happen to be Japanese or Korean, you will soon be able to, too, as editions for these countries are in the works. Fragmentvertaling English PDF document. Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. This book makes two main arguments. Het zijn net mensen. Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts.

These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through.