WHY THE NETFLIX SERIES ANCIENT APOCALYPSE PROVES THE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT DECOLONIALITY

Gunung Padang in Indonesia is one of the ancient sites mentioned in the series. Photo: Ali Trisno Pranoto / Getty Images The recommendation system on Netflix suggested a new documentary series to me and since I love documentaries I almost immediately clicked on playing ‘Ancient Apocalypse’, without having read any context about the series. As usual, … Continue reading WHY THE NETFLIX SERIES ANCIENT APOCALYPSE PROVES THE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT DECOLONIALITY

6 characteristics of inclusive journalism

Inclusive journalism: what is it and why should you care?   The Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 reignited the call for newsroom representation, a debate that has been going on for several decades already. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism did research among one hundred major online and offline news outlets in five … Continue reading 6 characteristics of inclusive journalism

Beste collega’s in Hilversum, dóe iets.

Photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash Ik merk dat ik me dood erger aan de (welwillende) reacties op de racistische content van Ongehoord Nederland (ON) en ik voel de behoefte dat uit te leggen. Allereerst de reactie van de NPO waarin voorzitter van de raad van bestuur Frederieke Leeflang laat weten dat de “grens van … Continue reading Beste collega’s in Hilversum, dóe iets.

Can I work on my mental health without yoga?

A journalism friend of mine, who also is a mental health expert, talks regularly with journalists about the topic of wellbeing and often shares with them that he doesn’t like yoga. At all. When he discovered his trauma years ago and got in touch with people who could help him, they would always advise him … Continue reading Can I work on my mental health without yoga?

Decolonization is about asking a lot of questions

Summer school Decolonizing Global Health - Journal Day 1 By Mayra Salazar Volkmann It can be lonely to focus on decoloniality, as I mentioned in the introduction round of the first day of the summer school Decolonizing Global Health. And at least three people who introduced themselves after me agreed with my opinion. It is … Continue reading Decolonization is about asking a lot of questions

Journalists ridiculing well-being shows there is still a taboo

Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash Making fun of wellness coaches or people who pay a lot of attention to their health seems to be the everyday business for journalists, at least on Dutch Twitter. And even though I understand how ridiculous these coaches or health gurus sometimes communicate with their audiences - often on Instagram … Continue reading Journalists ridiculing well-being shows there is still a taboo

When you just discovered your blind spots, what to do?

(This article is written as a result of the serious debate on Twitter (in The Netherlands) about the new book of anthropologist, writer and journalist Joris Luyendijk. Read more about that here). Credits: Usman Yousaf for Unsplash. Dear Joris and everyone who just discovered their blind spots, As a white woman who has been through … Continue reading When you just discovered your blind spots, what to do?

When a white privileged man does self-reflection, we’re going in the right direction

Dutch anthropologist, writer and journalist Joris Luyendijk publishes his new book soon and in the run-up to the publication, he appears in two Dutch national newspapers this weekend. The title of his book is “The seven checkmarks” which refers to seven characteristics he holds that make him a privileged human being. First of all, he … Continue reading When a white privileged man does self-reflection, we’re going in the right direction

“Balinese Women now are more open minded”

A conversation with entrepreneur Yanthi Putu Sayanthi. We meet in a local coffee place where we sit at a safe distance near an open window, according to the pandemic rules. Yanthi Putu Sayanthi doesn’t let her family go out much, she tells me. They’re careful about the COVID-19 situation and take the new imposed government … Continue reading “Balinese Women now are more open minded”