“The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.”
I am interested in narrative journalism, the use of a personal story to illustrate a wider topical issue, and in feature writing.

Between 2006 and 2012, I was a freelance broadcast journalist, news presenter and translator at Radio Netherlands Worldwide (de Wereldomroep), the Dutch world service radio. The news broadcasts – mostly live – were transmitted to English-speaking regions in the US, Canada, Asia, Africa and Europe.

I also have television experience with RTÉ, Ireland’s public broadcaster.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide closed at the end of 2012 because of government cutbacks. Since then, I have been published in The Irish Times, NRC Handelsblad and The Harvard Business Review.


Some samples

Die voetstappen in de nacht (NRC Handelsblad)

My Mother, My Brother (The Irish Times)

A patch of green amid growing anti-multiculturalism (RNW)

Jelle Hiemstra – From Freedom Party to Frisian Route (RNW)

Dutch press review sample (RNW)

Humor or Harassment? (The Harvard Business Review) (PDF available from Jacqueline)