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Shortly after the book came out, a Dutch newspaper asked me to become their Middle East correspondent.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: If you are a seller for this product, would you like jlris suggest updates through seller support? 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.

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Joris Luyendijk has written an almost philosophical reportage about the shortcomings of journalism. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Beelden uit het Midden-Oosten I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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In “Het zijn net mensen” laat Luyendijk met pakkende voorbeelden en vol humor zien hoe de media ons een gefilterd, vervormd en gemanipuleerd beeld van het Midden-Oosten geven.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In the mids, I did a year of anthropological fieldwork in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. The picture that Luyendijk sketches is sombre: Change itself seems to be changing, and incredible new opportunities for the collection, presentation and delivery of information are opening up. Perhaps they should have kept the title, but then again, perhaps the book is just crap.

Between and he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de …. But he describes all this very enjoyably, with humour, extremely accessibly, and without sparing himself.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It even won a few prizes in Holland and France, and there are now a dozen or so translations.

In Israel yet other filters apply; correspondents there encounter an extremely well-oiled propaganda machine. Luyendijk spent five years working as a correspondent, first in Cairo, then Beirut, then East Jerusalem. And what about democracy? Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. Vijf jaar lang was Joris Luyendijk correspondent voor het Midden-Oosten.


He backs up his arguments briskly and with verve, using numerous vivid anecdotes. Western media reports give the impression — to take the first question only — that Bin Laden has a large worldwide following. This is why the Arab Spring or Awakening came as such a surprise: Hij ondervond aan den lijve dictatuur, bezetting, terreur en oorlog.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In the book I am trying to be as critical of correspondents as correspondents are of the rest of humanity.

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. 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.