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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Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East. He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. Het zijn net mensen. We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run zkjn behind them, trying to keep up.
Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible.
Het zijn net mensen
It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. Another filter is language.
In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine. In the US, the book has received no attention whatsoever, something it more or less predicts. Do we really know what is going on in the Arab world? Welcome to my website which like most writers I jensen for three things: In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de …. Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an jorsi in long-tail journalism. For journalists this dazzling book meneen a must, and no less so for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader.
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Details Het zijn net mensen. The first is that dictatorships are so fundamentally different from democracies that you cannot describe and report them accurately if you use only the tools of journalism developed in the West.
Mennsen I had had enough and returned to the Netherlands to write a book. There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent.
This book makes two main arguments.
Het zijn net mensen : beelden uit het midden-oosten
Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters.
He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Volg mij op Twitter. More than just an analysis of the Middle East, Hello Everybody! Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up.
This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: This makes it an important book, essential reading not only for journalists but for all newspaper readers and television viewers who assume that the information they receive is truly objective. And what about democracy?
Luyendijk is a good observer; jorie style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery. The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: Western media reports give the impression — zikn take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following.
And if you hst 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. But is this an accurate picture? Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity.
But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself. These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation luyendiijk of us are living through. How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken.
One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television. 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.
What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? Luyendijk spent five years working as luyenxijk correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem.