Perdiep Ramesar: the man of the anonymous sources

Perdiep Ramesar: the man of the anonymous sources

Dit essay schreef ik voor het vak Social Impact of Journalism aan de San Francisco State University.

A disgraced journalist

For this essay I have chosen the topic of the disgraced journalist Perdiep Ramesar. My reason for this is that I have experienced Ramesar’s downfall from close by. When word came out about the downfall of Ramesar’s career, it made headlines in Dutch media. I distinctively remember one article on him and his career in a magazine my mother was subscribed to at the time, titled “Perdiep Ramesar: the man of the anonymous sources.” According to Harm Ede Botje in his 2015 article “Perdiep Ramesar: de man van de anonieme bronnen many call Ramesar’s downfall one of the biggest affairs in the recent history of the Dutch press.

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Sunday Times’ article ‘Revealed: The secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal’: an impactful story

Sunday Times’ article ‘Revealed: The secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal’: an impactful story

Dit essay schreef ik voor het vak Social Impact of Journalism aan de San Francisco State University.

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In this essay I will discuss the impactful Sunday Times’ article ‘Revealed: The secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal.’ This story has significantly impacted society in multiple ways, which I will describe in this essay.

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An impromptu Thanksgiving dinner

An impromptu Thanksgiving dinner

Dit artikel schreef ik voor het blog van de International Education Exchange Council van de San Francisco State University.

Thanksgiving; probably one of the most American holidays there is. Many of the international students have never experienced this holiday and neither had I. I did, however, wanted to celebrate it and experience what it is all about.

For that reason, I posted in the IEEC Facebook group, asking if anyone would like to join me for a Thanksgiving dinner. I was very happy when multiple people responded and on November 28 five other international students came over to my place for dinner. Out of the six of us, two were from Mexico, two from the Netherlands, one from Saudi Arabia and one from Germany: a very diverse bunch of people :).

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