“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.
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)