Let’s be honest, we’re all wopke

Judging individuals for their part in the Pandora Papers takes the focus off the root cause Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra invested in a safari-startup in Africa called Asilia Africa and emerged in the Pandora Papers because of the British Virgin Islands bank account connected to the project. Obviously, journalists and opinion makers criticize the … Continue reading Let’s be honest, we’re all wopke

Reporting on climate change in a holistic way

The beauty of a holistic approach to global inequality is that it makes so much sense because the challenges we face nowadays shouldn’t be solved in isolation. The tricky part is that once you go down the holistic road, you’re suddenly considering everything, so where to focus? THE GLOBAL SOUTH ISN'T THE BIGGEST POLLUTER If … Continue reading Reporting on climate change in a holistic way

Journalists can strive for objectivity but can never be completely neutral

The Israel-Palestine conflict is in the midst of the worst unrest it’s seen in years. It started in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem where Palestinians are forced out of their homes by Israeli settlers.  Needless to say, this conflict is one of the most sensitive issues to report on in journalism. And therefore … Continue reading Journalists can strive for objectivity but can never be completely neutral

There is no comfortable shortcut to inclusion

I promised myself to write a new blog every day for at least a month. This is blog number three and I already wanted to skip it. Not because I don’t know what to write, more like the opposite: my head is full of thoughts and ideas but there is also a washing machine waiting … Continue reading There is no comfortable shortcut to inclusion

White silence about the Clarissa Ward report for CNN is more disturbing than the news itself.

My blood is boiling after reading all the comments on Twitter on the Clarissa Ward report about Myanmar. In my blog yesterday I explained why the CNN journalist’s visit to Myanmar is problematic. Yesterday her report was broadcasted and the 8 minutes and 34 seconds of her (excusez le mot) dumbness reporting totally proves the … Continue reading White silence about the Clarissa Ward report for CNN is more disturbing than the news itself.

We should stop parachuting Western journalists into foreign countries

CNN journalist Clarissa Ward shared the boarding pass of her flight to Myanmar on Twitter and immediately received a lot of backlashes. Her tweet has almost seven thousands comments, a lot of them calling her visit into question, as the country is under military rule since the coup in the beginning of February and she apparently … Continue reading We should stop parachuting Western journalists into foreign countries