Platform of Authenthic Journalism

Platform Authentic Journalism is a partnership of a group of young 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.

The Team

Bas van Beek

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 Athens, where he investigated the strategic dilemma’s of the local social movements.

Sophia Beunder

Sophia Beunder

Sophia engages in issues around social movements and conflicts, climate, water and sustainable agriculture. She has done research with regard to the impact of biofuels, megadams and water grabbing in Latin America. She holds a BSc in Biology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Utrecht, and a MSc in International Land- and Watermanagement of Wageningen University.

Jilles Mast

Jilles Mast

Jilles obtained a degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Utrecht. He has investigated the political organization of indigenous communities and social movements in Latin America. Another field of study is the social and economic impact of extractivism in the Amazon. He believes it is important to combine the soundness of academic research with the accessibility of journalistic writing.

English Publications

The Hidden Costs of Trade Treaties

The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.

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Big business orders its pro-TTIP arguments from these think tanks

Think tanks present themselves as independent providers of arguments, facts, and figures in the ideologically charged debate on TTIP, the pending free trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU. But is that really the case?

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How we looked into Think Tanks and TTIP

We analyzed and collected a great deal of data for the article on TTIP and think tanks. In this piece we account for their choices and invite you to make use of our data.

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