Platform of Authenthic Journalism
Platform Authentic Journalism is a partnership of a group of researchers who by means of critical reporting want to contribute to a just and democratic society. The concept of Authentic Journalism is simple: collecting and publishing information which contributes to the political struggle of (groups of) people who are suffering from exclusion, exploitation, (repression and) other forms of injustice. We do so by identifying the problems together with those concerned, by subsequently formulating the solutions to these problems, and finally by disseminating those solutions to the widest possible audience.
Bas van Beek
Bas obtained a degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Utrecht. He has been active as an independent journalist during the people’s uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico, an experience which instilled in him a lasting passion for independent reporting. His last research brought him to Mozambique, where he investigated the upcoming gas industry.
Bas is responsible for all the FOIA requests of the Platform and is assisting Freedom of Information Specialists Roger Vleugels in several cases.