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But is this an accurate picture? In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Another filter is language. The main conclusion of this provocative book is that our image of the Middle East is coloured by all kinds of filters. Het zijn net mensen. 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.

This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: We are encouraged to view ourselves through the prism of the government census questionnaire, so here goes: Also on special offer is an account of my time as a correspondent in the Middle East.

For English readers

Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap. Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following. Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. One of the most important of these, for the written press as well as the visual media, is television.


Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem. 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. In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine.

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English – Joris Luyendijk

The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: It even won a few prizes in Holland luyendljk France, and there are now a dozen or so translations. And what about democracy? Jumping at the chance, I had five roller-coaster years as a reporter, first from Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem. For journalists this dazzling book is a must, and no less so for the television viewer, radio listener and newspaper reader.

Luyendijk gives several disconcerting examples. Details Het zijn net mensen. He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. Her after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent.

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. Luyendijk is a good observer; his style is impossible to fault and, happily, he is not lacking in self-mockery.

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Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: This book makes two main arguments. What do Muslims think about equality between men and women? But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself.


Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery jors information are opening up. Dear Surfer, Welcome to my website which like most writers I use for three things: These days I have gotten very interested in the web, and more generally, in this stunning transformation all of us are living through.

Nwt 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.

For two year I was active on the JorisLuyendijk Banking blog for the Guardian in London, an experiment in long-tail journalism. Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism.

Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de …. There are a few other reviews in English, from Australia: How many followers does Osama Bin Laden have in the Arab world? He was editor-in-chief of Move Your Luuyendijk Magazine about young people and development cooperation.

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Dictators survive thanks to a lack of transparency, which makes reliable journalism impossible. The big American television networks decide the news agenda and newspaper journalists tend to run along behind them, trying to keep up. Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten