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by Ole Chavannes, 04 september 2015

by Ole Chavannes, 11 december 2014

It had been a long unfulfilled program dream by the Democratic Voice of Burma's management, to produce a program that is travelling around the country. Only 3 years ago Burma's reforming government allowed the 22-year-old broadcaster to operate from 'within'...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 oktober 2014

by Ole Chavannes, 21 september 2014

Baaba Maal from Senegal in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Markiyan Matsekh, better known as the 'piano man', who played against the riot police during the revolution in Ukraine (video), here with two dancers from Ukraine and Russia. Saz...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 september 2014

by Ole Chavannes, 05 september 2014

Ole Chavannes is freelance journalist and media developer, registered as 'Chavannes Media Development' in Haarlem, the Netherlands....

by Ole Chavannes, 02 september 2014

by Ole Chavannes, 24 maart 2014

Earlier Burma Impressions > 30: Tourism Flood 29: Ethnic Media 28: Agree to Disagree 27: Burmese Beach 26: Dog Shots 25: Mixed Feelings 24: Safer than Thailand 23: What is it like? 22: Talking Rubbish 21: The Desolated Capital 20:...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 maart 2014

DVB Debate press release on the 'Tourism Flood' Travel Agency: ‘Official tourism figures are wrong’ “There were not 2 million tourists visiting Burma in 2013. These official figures are wrong, which means future projections will be wrong, which will affect...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 maart 2014

“Promote the voice of the voiceless and enhance the information rights for the country's citizens”. In Myanmar, such a quote one would expect to come from an independent journalist, that worked for years under crazy censorship, often reporting in secret....

by Ole Chavannes, 01 maart 2014

Some background info: today we recorded the 23rd debate, since DVB launched it last June. The program is becoming more popular every week, according to the 'scores' on facebook and youtube (the only measurement we have, since there is no...

by Ole Chavannes, 24 februari 2014

by Ole Chavannes, 16 februari 2014

by Ole Chavannes, 10 februari 2014

There are so many good things about living abroad - especially living in Burma if you ask me. But there are some downsides to it and the worst of it, is being far away from family and friends back home,...

by Ole Chavannes, 12 december 2013

During the dark winter months in the North, traditionally millions of tourist celebrate their holidays in Thailand. My advice for this season: avoid the ‘Land of Smiles’ and visit Burma instead. Unfortunately the political turmoil in Thailand is currently so...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 november 2013

People who traveled for a long time or lived abroad for a while, will most probably recognize this. In two weeks from now, we’ll fly to Holland for the holidays. After 6 months living in a totally different place, we...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 november 2013

“So it is two .. oh you think I am talking rubbish ... more or less?”. No, the taxi driver says with his hand gestures he drives for 2500 kyat (2$) and turning his hand means something like ‘no, can...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 november 2013

Myanmar got a new capital in 2008 in the middle of nowhere, called Naypyidaw. It has 12 lane highways, but almost no soul on the streets. It is the weirdest city I have ever been. Next month it is supposed...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 november 2013

“Foreign investments create refugees”, states a leader of one of the many ethnic minorities in Burma, recently in DVB Debate. Many people around the globe know Burma is ‘opening up’, but may not realize it is not free yet. The...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 oktober 2013

Last year we lived in one of the richest countries in the world (Qatar) and this year in one of the poorest. Without any doubt we can state living in Burma is much more fun. Which factors determinate if living...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 oktober 2013

“yaaaawahadaaaaa .... yuuuuwahaduuuuu!” It’s 4am and that’s supposed to be Burmese singing. Really loud. Under our window. Good fucking morning Yangon. It’s the last week of the 3 month Buddhist vegetarian fasting. I believe we have about 4 monasteries in...

by Ole Chavannes, 03 oktober 2013

“If Bill Gates was born in Burma, he would still be poor”. A funny but true statement during last weeks DVB Debate on the lack of business opportunities for the next generation. Foreign currencies are pouring in, since the global...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 september 2013

Burma is drenched in Buddhism: the monks in maroon red and nuns in lollypop pink robes are everywhere (there are over half a million), giant golden pagodas glitter on every hilltop and in every household there is a shrine. As...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 september 2013

The big question for Burma still is: is the reform real? I hear, learn and understand every day more about the tricks and lies of the government. The longer I am here, the more my believe in the 'happy end'...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 september 2013

Low light throws a red glow across the dusty plains of Bagan, that is dotted with thousands of brick pagodas. No other place in the world has as many temples per square kilometer. The sight is so incredible, it seems...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 augustus 2013

"It will never be possible for us to forgive and forget for putting us through all the pain and suffering and separation from the community for a very long time!”, states Ko Kyaw Ko Ko, a leader of Myanmar's Student...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 augustus 2013

‘Longyi’ is actually the proper name for the Burmese wrap-around long skirt, commonly worn by many women and men. I don’t dare in public. Several Europeans do, with one that is always too short and tied in the wrong way....

by Ole Chavannes, 11 augustus 2013

Where is the audience? Production assistant: “The bus driver says nobody was there”. Where is the fourth speaker? Producer: “Well, she cancelled yesterday”. Where is your camera? Cameraman: “..it will be here soon”. But we start recording in 5 minutes!...

by Ole Chavannes, 03 augustus 2013

Bangkok is only an hour flight from Yangon, but a different world. We are here for a couple of days to get fresh visa, after having lived in Yangon for 70 days. Apparently we got quickly used to the daily...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 juli 2013

“Yummlummbumma?”, the taxi driver says. Burmese is not an easy language to understand. Not only because of the unreadable writing and many different nasal sounds, but mostly because of the mumbling. Many mumble, because their mouth is full with red...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 juli 2013

“Many people don’t wear shoes here. Why?” is one of Loulou's first questions, when we arrive in Yangon, now 2 months ago. “Many people don’t wear shoes, because many people are poor in Burma, they can’t afford shoes”. She is...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 juli 2013

“Can I also be creative and ... crazy?”, the presenter asks the team. Five Burmese journalists, a trainer from South Africa and the program director (me) get together this week, to kick off the training for a debate program. The...

by Ole Chavannes, 06 juli 2013

Waking up with diarrhea is not cool. Inevitable though, when you live in a ‘difficult country’. I drag myself from the toilet to the balcony. The sun just peeks across the horizon, it is 6AM. Yangon is still asleep, except...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 juni 2013

Myanmar is one of the least mobile connected countries in the world. Qatar-based telecom Ooredoo is going to change that, by winning an international cellphone license tender late Thursday. But the deal fuels religious sentiments; Buddhist nationalists call for a...

by Ole Chavannes, 22 juni 2013

Waking up covered in sweat. We sleep with the air conditioner on, at 26C, because outside it’s hotter and humid at night. But this morning no power. No cool breeze. No shower (electric pump). No coffee..wait, we have a car...

by Ole Chavannes, 15 juni 2013

“I don’t like Muslims. There are too many”, states an old activist and video journalist. He was in prison for 15 years, simply for doing his job. He smiles at me with angry eyes: “This is a Buddhist country!”. We...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 juni 2013

Cheap, clean + wifi. Finding such a place isn’t easy in booming Burma. “This three bedroom apartment is 6000$ a month, but it comes with a view on the Shwedagon Pagoda”, tells a slick housing agent with a golden smile....

by Ole Chavannes, 01 juni 2013

One of the first remarkable things to notice, when walking the streets of Yangon, are the ‘phone tables’ on the sidewalk. Every couple of meters, landline phones (for the young reader: really clumsy mobiles with a wire attached to it)...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 maart 2013

First time we visit Burma: we stay in Yangon for a week only, too short to really get to know it, but enough to be really impressed by its beauty and wonderful people. If you ever go, make sure you...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 maart 2013

by Ole Chavannes, 27 september 2012

This is the 'Al Jazeera Arabic' studio. Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيرة‎) literally means 'the island' (but refers to the Arabian Peninsula). With high fences around it, it's like a media island in the middle of Doha; over 4000 people...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 mei 2012

The Met - an apartment building in Sathorn Bangkok with a really cool design from the outside, but a bleak interiour (link). According to an Indonesian friend: 'I don't know what it is, but something in between fish and...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 april 2012

Extraordinary plants in Sidi Bou Said (travel link). Ruins in Carthage, a city of the Pheonician and Punic periods from the 6th century BC, most famous because of general Hannibal who crossed the Alps to battle with the Romans...

by Ole Chavannes, 23 maart 2012

Meeting at UNESCO - if you wanna read more about it, click here. La Cité, the first metro station in Paris. Olaf in front of the Notre Dame. Louvre. Merci Olaf & Emma, merci Paris!...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 februari 2012

Dubai nationalities: 42% Indian, 17% Emirati, 13% Pakistani, 8% Bangladeshi, 3% Filipino, 2% Sri Lankan, 1% European, 14% other countries (source). In the middle of the gigantic 'Dubai Mall' is an incredible aquarium with huge sharks (2 years ago...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 januari 2012

Quicksand?...

by Ole Chavannes, 12 januari 2012

by Ole Chavannes, 06 januari 2012

In the middle of the desert, suddenly a Qatari man stops his car to proudly show his falcon. It just ate a small bird, he says. It is the national hobby, also of the royal family (link). A traditional...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 december 2011

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the audience: 2500 participants from all over the world to discuss intercultural cooperation for the next 3 days. The Doha Centre for Media Freedom launches its new Media Literacy program here, with the...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 november 2011

Suddenly we see an airshow in front of the Sheraton hotel (the pyramid). Who said Doha is boring? Lightscraper. Abaya sunset....

by Ole Chavannes, 30 september 2011

Doha skyline with tradtional fisherboats in the front and the Islamic Historical museum on the right. The Serdal Tower; we are about to take an option for a 2 bedroom appartment here, in the heart of 'Dohattan'. Tomorrow I'll...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 september 2011

View at 'Dohattan' from the Corniche - the promonade along the bay. Flooding in the desert: apparently a water pipe just broke. Hello, anybody here to shop?...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 september 2011

Earlier Doha Centre for Media Freedom colleague Astrid had a farewell lunch - got this picture as a present and found two police men on horses to pose with. Bye Astrid, thank you so much for the perfect preparations!...

by Ole Chavannes, 24 september 2011

A door from 1270, made for the rulers of Anatolia. The detail is incredible. This style of geometrical woodwork dates back to pre-Islamic times (630 CE). The architect M.I. Pei also designed the Louvre pyramid in Paris. A molar...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 september 2011

The new State Mosque at Al-Khuwair, big enough for 12.000 people. The sign in front of my new office. In the evening DCMF director Jan Keulen first has a presentation at a discussion program for TV about the Arab...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 september 2011

After a long, long blog block, I'm starting it up again. Tomorrow I'll fly to Qatar to start working and prepare the emigration of my family in a month from now. I'll be working for the Doha Centre for Media...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 november 2010

Will we get out today, or stay warm inside?...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 juli 2010

Lost track...the skyline is the 'Kop van Zuid'. Kop van Zuid - the 'Manhattan' of Rotterdam, with the highest buildings in the country, with Hotel New York in front. Fish in the middle of town... A sky passes by...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 juni 2010

Sterkenburg castle, nearby Driebergen. Watch here their promo video. "Yes I do" (I was filming at the same time, so I don't have 'the kiss' moment on jpeg). The just married couple congratulated by mom, eating strawberry sticks with...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 juni 2010

Gamla Stan, the island where Stockholm started expanding since the 13th century. City hall tower. To me Stockholm seems a mix between Prague and Barcelona. This picture is taken at 00.00h at midnight. The 21st is the shortest night,...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 juni 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 30 mei 2010

There are lots of highland cattle or kyloe. We're staying in a beautiful renovated forester house, enjoying lots of sea food and highland drinks. This island became a nature reserve since 2007, where small scale tourism is allowed. 'Tiengemeten'...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 mei 2010

Playful sisters in front of Villa Welgelegen, also known as 'Napoleon's palace'. Mosses 'Rijn & Zon', a windmill in the centre of Utrecht, built in 1912. Spring colors...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 mei 2010

Nice ocher colored alga, but what is it? Let's zoom in. Strange webs; any idea what's inside? Yummy! At the horizon IJmuiden, the smoke of Corus: steel and CO2 industry. Volcanic ash is heading our way again - no...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 mei 2010

An street cleaner earned before the strike about 1300 euro a month, now 1325 euro. Yeah....

by Ole Chavannes, 11 mei 2010

In autumn most of the days are warm and bright and crispy cool at night. Melville, a nice area to eat, drink and enjoy live jazz. Road works in front of SABC, the public broadcaster of South Africa. The...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 mei 2010

Training for the World Cup: filming children playing sports by 'Telejunior', the kids news in Mozambique.One of these boys: "I love the World Cup is coming to South Africa, because I want to join the national team too." At...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 mei 2010

The KNN Dream Team kick off: six journalists from kids news programs from Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa will cover the World Cup next month, as part of the Road to 2010 project. Creative workshop on a new ethical...

by Ole Chavannes, 02 mei 2010

It is autumn in the South of Africa - the colors of the trees are incredible. The first group to arrive: Soelami from Surinam, Bernardo from Peru, me, Katja from Free Voice and Daniel taking the picture. Today we...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 april 2010

Control room Milouska presents the Dutch youth news Jeugdjournaal and today also this special show. Most news programs are recorded in this studio. I got to do the auto cue today. Thank you NOS for the great support....

by Ole Chavannes, 18 april 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 17 april 2010

Sloterdijk station Arena; Ajax's stadium - was there for the 'road to 2010' launch by Free Voice. Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station Graffiti in progress next to the Haarlem Ikea station...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 april 2010

Celebrating Liz's 25th birthday. Sanders' first chain saw experience. Olaf hitting it hard. Bram is driving to South Africa with this car - follow his adventure at dustroads.nl. Forest frisbee with Kim. This almost seems a real wild forest...

by Ole Chavannes, 02 april 2010

An other stuffed bell pepper option for the oven....

by Ole Chavannes, 24 maart 2010

Impressions from behind the train window, on my way to Hilversum....

by Ole Chavannes, 17 maart 2010

Botermarkt (Butter market)...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 maart 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 07 maart 2010

Mother & daughter having an afternoon nap. My brother Niels enjoying the sun with Loulou...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 februari 2010

How to make it (4 persons): 'kitchen rope' (oven proof), 500 grams mince meat (beef), 1 egg, 50 grams breadcrumbs, 8 slices of bacon, 1 white coal, 6 potatoes, 2 red unions, 2 big carrots, celery and garlic. Cut the...

by Ole Chavannes, 13 februari 2010

Construction site outside Haarlem's Central Station: it will be a new bus terminal with a basement parking for bicycles....

by Ole Chavannes, 07 februari 2010

Shithead - brilliant game one can play over and over again - play it here online. Bloody Mary: mix tomato juice, vodka and lime and sprinkle with tabasco and pepper and add a blade of celery. With lots of...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 januari 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 22 januari 2010

Meet Loulou at her own blog! lou2.com....

by Ole Chavannes, 20 januari 2010

Ingredients: 500 gram flower, 5 fresh eggs, 250 gram mozzarella, 12 sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, 100 gram grated parmasan cheese, 10 slices of prosciutto (Italian dried ham), a hand full semolina and rocket salad. The dough: stir with a...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 januari 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 16 januari 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 08 januari 2010

Vondelpark, Amsterdam Check this video in the Vondelpark: a dog fell through the ice, its boss jumps after. Haarlem by morning Haarlem in the afternoon The Bavo church by night...

by Ole Chavannes, 01 januari 2010

by Ole Chavannes, 26 december 2009

It is a white & wet Christmas, typically Dutch. Putih's parents, brother and sister visited us three on Christmas afternoon. My parents came over for Christmas evening to enjoy the lamb, Moroccan style. Tagine dishes are easy and very...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 december 2009

At night it gets -12C :-)...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 december 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 05 december 2009

Ingerid, my youngest niece from Oslo, reading a poem and unpacking a present from Sinterklaas with grandpa Arnout. Pictures of themselves, for each other :-) We finished the great Sinterklaas weekend with a good but wet walk in the...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 november 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 22 november 2009

Kepler loves chocomel The Teylers, the oldest museum in the Netherlands since 1784 (site). Kepler with Putih (33 weeks now) Haarlem's cathedral...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 november 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 12 november 2009

Putih is 31 weeks pregnant now - everything is going very well! Pigeon love Autumn is almost over......

by Ole Chavannes, 27 oktober 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 18 oktober 2009

Found these flowers in this street in the middle of the beautiful Melville area in Johannesburg. Also found this security guy in the middle of the flowers......

by Ole Chavannes, 09 oktober 2009

The 'kick off' week was a success. The team knows now how difficult it is to make news look simple. Thanks to STV and the trainers from South Africa, Zambia and the Netherlands for making such a good start...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 oktober 2009

The team in Mozambique, with trainers from the Dutch (NOS), South African (SABC) and Zambian (MUVI) kids news. We even made it to the news -recorded during lunch in the centre of Maputo....

by Ole Chavannes, 06 oktober 2009

If you ever visit Maputo, check out the museum, with the world's biggest elephant embryo collection. Ronald (left) and I are here for the kick off meeting of the kids news Mozambique with SOICO TV. More pics on that...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 september 2009

and after. Thanks to preparations by my brothers last week and my parents this weekend, our forest house is ready! Pictures taken by my wife :-)...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 september 2009

The De Senerpont Domis and Chavannes families and friends on the stairs of Haarlem's city hall. Many thanks to everybody who made our wedding such an unforgettable party! Pictures by Bo and Lynn van Rijnsoever...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 augustus 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 26 augustus 2009

Spider having lunch The first mushrooms...

by Ole Chavannes, 23 augustus 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 29 juli 2009

We got a ride in this 12 seat plane to Curaçao at night, no auto pilot, no airco; it was a a great flight - and my ears didn't hurt. By the way: Click here to watch the first...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 juli 2009

What's the news for children today in Surinam? One of the items the editorial staff chooses is cable tv with non-stop cartoons for injured kids. We join one camera crew to the childrens' wing in Paramaribo's academic hospital. All children...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 juli 2009

The presidential palace in the centre. Paramaribo has 300.000 inhabitants (3/5 of the total population). The Surinam river is 480 km long and flows through the country. Parbo, a great local beer. Surinam is 4 times the size of...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 juli 2009

Sulin and Favell interview Donellis in a role play, while trainer Winfried (in the middle) gives feedback. The fresh team of kids news journalists (f.l.t.r): Donellis, Lara, Lisette, Edgar, Favell, Sulin and sitting German. Article on page two of...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 juli 2009

Beach at Slagbaai, in the Washington Nature Reserve. To eat or to be eaten... Slaves houses: Bonaire has an important salt industry - the Dutch colonizers expanded it since 1630 and kept the workers in these tiny houses... Left...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 juli 2009

We're enjoying a few days of real holiday on tropical Bonaire > Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Bonaire is famous for its sea life, donkeys and birds, birds, birds. This lizard loves to pose for the camera....

by Ole Chavannes, 05 juli 2009

To celebrate the total renovation of our house in the forest, the Paddestoel (Mushroom), is finished and to thank everybody who helped, we 'tested' this weekend the new house (casa nova)....

by Ole Chavannes, 28 juni 2009

Putih and Sarah on the beach, Bloemendaal aan Zee Splashed caterpillar A Dutch refugee camp? Kaas2!...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 juni 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 21 juni 2009

lots of people a world of music ..and also not so nice weather but always fun, with my brother Niels (red raincoat) and his fiance Ineke (black raincoat) and her friends....

by Ole Chavannes, 14 juni 2009

Mint tea Construction work in front of our house Olafone...

by Ole Chavannes, 06 juni 2009

How to win elections: 'Should the EU decide on everything? No' (check here the beautiful BBC graphics). The bridge that connects Denmark to Sweden, from the airplane....

by Ole Chavannes, 01 juni 2009

A natural pond in the middle of the forest - a rare scene in this constructed country. Sundew - the only carnivorous plant in the Netherlands I have ever seen > wikinfo. Pole pole (swahili for 'take it easy'):...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 mei 2009

The team in Mozambique, with trainers from the Dutch (NOS), South African (SABC) and Zambian (MUVI) kids news. October 7th 2009 We even made it to the STV news -recorded during lunch in the centre of Maputo with the Telejunior...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 mei 2009

Willeke and Bram walking the nasi tumpeng to the diner hall. The night was not only filled with plates full of delicious Indonesian food, but also with theater, poetry and live music. Typical old 'Indo' ladies award the man...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 mei 2009

..and from the directors room. The 30 minute program is broadcasted at SABC 1 every Monday to Friday at 6:00am. We're working now on getting it online too. Thanks for the good meetings. Just now back home in Holland....

by Ole Chavannes, 17 mei 2009

The Cathedral, situated at the Independence Square, is an impressive example of Maputo's beautiful architecture. Built in dedication to Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Our Lady of Conception. The Fortaleza, a Portuguese fort that is one of Maputo's oldest buildings...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 mei 2009

Here the press release: Children's news at SOICO TV in Mozambique The Dutch media NGO Free Voice launches a new children's news program on TV and online with the independent broadcaster SOICO TV (STV) in Mozambique. On May 16th...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 mei 2009

Putih just started the camp fire in front of my brothers hytte -a Norwegian cabin. For four days we did absolutely nothing. This adder (or European viper) was sunbathing when I almost stepped on it. Ant hills and wood...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 april 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 27 april 2009

..and from the outside. It's old. Funny fact: the Palace of Justice Peru's capital Lima is based on this one. knock, knock City view from the music museum > with a nice restaurant on the 6th. A rather big...

by Ole Chavannes, 23 april 2009

My brother Niels fixing the curtain rails. My mom chose the color. The first thing Putih checked in the new house; yes, there is wifi :-)...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 april 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 06 april 2009

Red Rabbit: Prepared and photographed by Puttyblog.nl Ingredients: 1 rabbit (or a few legs) red wine (the best you can get) 4 garlic pieces 4 red unions 4 celery pieces 4 tomatoes salt, pepper, mustard and a handful of black...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 april 2009

Wouter Hamel and his band performed yesterday live in 'de Kleine Komedie' - a small beautiful theatre in Amsterdam. Watch here the video Putih made that evening: Wouter's site for more info and concert tickets....

by Ole Chavannes, 30 maart 2009

With Ronald and Jochem from the Dutch youth news NOS Jeugdjournaal, visiting the yearly YNE Summit (Youth News Exchange -the European youth news programs), this year hosted by ZDF's Logo in the beautiful old city of Mainz. Youth news program...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 maart 2009

by Ole Chavannes, 23 maart 2009

Saturday we did the last bits of painting: the toilet, the doors, some walls, the ceiling and the floor upstairs... Sunday is the click-floor-day, with Putih's brother Lucien and brother-in-law Robert. Meet the floor professionals: Lucien and Robert ..but not...

by Ole Chavannes, 15 maart 2009

She works with her brother and her parents every day on the garbage hills, digging for plastic bottles and old lamps. They sell it for recycling. Her mother tells us the prices went strongly down, due to the 'krismon...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 maart 2009

Election time Nobody knows what the upcoming elections for the parlement at April 9th will bring. This year 38 parties are registered. The PDI-P party (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia headed by former president Megawati Putri) was expected to become the biggest...

by Ole Chavannes, 12 maart 2009

The winner of the Kids News Network Award 2009 is 'Youth Voice', the youth news program for Burma, by the Democratic Voice of Burma. On the picture, editor in chief Toe Zaw Latt holds the gold plated award. Congrats!...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 maart 2009

Ria (ex-editor in chief of the Indonesian kids news 'Cerita Anak' welcomes the 6 Kids News Network colleagues in Carita, West Java. The Kids News Network chiefs from Indonesia, Burma, South Africa, Surinam and Peru. Anak Krakatau...

by Ole Chavannes, 01 maart 2009

Gorée island / l'île de Gorée is most famous for the 'house of slaves'. Mandela, Bush and the pope visited it already. It is an emotional place, in memory of the estimated 10 million slaves that reached the 'New...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 februari 2009

DAKAR - Dear blog, I'm in West Africa, attending DISCOP '09, the first summit for all public and privat TV stations in Africa. About 450 representatives of broadcasters from all over the continent are present. I was invited to give...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 februari 2009

Watch here the start of this amazing concert: Filmed by Putty...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 februari 2009

The house is completely rebuilt by very skilled workmen: all walls isolated, central heating, windows and front doors installed and stairs and a bathroom built. With 6 friends we painted the whole house in two days - 130 square...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 januari 2009

"What are you doing? Stop taking pictures. That is forbidden!" -A short and angry train conductor next to me on the platform. "Are you serious?", I can only reply. "Taking pictures of trains is forbidden in this country now?". "Yes,...

by Ole Chavannes, 09 januari 2009

We were accompanying kids from the 'Romerschool' from Willemstad during their sports class. When asked what they would like to see on the screen, children responded that they mostly preferred to view news covering sports, drawing, dogs and 'things...

by Ole Chavannes, 06 januari 2009

At work at Curaçao, a beautiful island located off the coast of Venezuela and the foremost island of the Netherlands Antilles. Click here for wiki info. Hennah standing at the veranda of Villa Luna -> highly recommended. I'm here...

by Ole Chavannes, 24 december 2008

by Ole Chavannes, 11 december 2008

We celebrated Putih's birthday with enjoying two concerts by Wouter Hamel. Sorry, all the pictures came out blurry, but at least this one in the Concertgebouw with both flowers from Wouter and Oletta Adams!...

by Ole Chavannes, 06 december 2008

We were lucky: he only brought presents and didn't take anyone back home... My niece Ylva liked by Piet. How to cut a tree with three? (c) Pauline de Senerpont Domis Under supervision of my dad Arnout (beard) my brothers...

by Ole Chavannes, 04 december 2008

Boys and girls (around 6) rehearsing a scene from their new play. We were invited to watch in a corner the training for the children of Nos do Morro - it has a 'Fame school' feel to it: children...

by Ole Chavannes, 02 december 2008

Views from the Sugar Loaf mountain: click here for a virtual tour...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 november 2008

Jackfruit - the most delicious jungle fruit one can find. Click here for wikinfo. The forest got more misty, the higher we got. Finally we found Him, up in clouds. Pity he didn't give us the famous view of...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 november 2008

Wild dancers and drums in the centre of Rio. Rio's christmas tree was lit, with fireworks and thousands of people watching. This floating lightbulb tree even made the Dutch kids news! Flying over the Spanish Pyrenees, on our way...

by Ole Chavannes, 24 november 2008

..but it is still November!...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 november 2008

Kite dance on the beach of Terschelling by Monique and Rob, celebrating the golden marriage of my parents-in-law. Thanks to the De Senerpont Domis family for the great weekend Meet the family: f.l.t.r Monique, Malou, Bo, Annie, Lou, Renee, Lynn,...

by Ole Chavannes, 15 november 2008

Monique & Robert dancing at the Terschelling beach. November 2008 for the golden marriage of An & Lou de Senerpont Domis...

by Ole Chavannes, 09 november 2008

Tip: cut large X into the tip of the chestnut before putting in an oven or microwave....

by Ole Chavannes, 28 oktober 2008

Nijntje in New York - the famous kids rabbit from Dick Bruna, made by Tom Sachs out of rough pieces of steel. Check his site here. Roasted chestnuts and salty pretzels for a buck Andy Warhol once said: Whenever...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 oktober 2008

According to my friend Kate -who used to live here - Gorilla Coffee is the best in town - now we totally agree: check the site. The streets of Brooklyn seem less crowded, but we heard so many different...

by Ole Chavannes, 23 oktober 2008

The New York subway - Times Square station - construction started in 1869. Click here for interesting historical images. On Broadway donations are asked for the poor of New York - every day more and more people can't afford...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 oktober 2008

View of the financial district of New York seen from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building - with 381 meters the tallest building in town since the September 11th attacks took the World Trade Towers down. Click...

by Ole Chavannes, 19 oktober 2008

Sugar coated apples in the Big Apple Real lemonade on a market near Soho - made out of fresh lemons...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 oktober 2008

We are staying in a hotel on Broadway, next door to the Late Night Show from David Letterman (we booked an other hotel, but they made a mistake, so they put us here; we're not complaining). Now on our...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 oktober 2008

Youth Voice, the first uncensored news for Burmese children, was officially launched on October 3rd in Thailand. Read here my article on freevoice.nl and check the cool website and streaming broadcasts: dvbyouth.com. During the launch party, organized by the...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 september 2008

Next on this blog October 1st: launch party Youth Voice, the Burmese kids news! Suddenly this lasershow bursted out in front of our house - with 'the Eye of the Tiger' on the speakers - it seemed a time warp...

by Ole Chavannes, 15 september 2008

The roof of the university library in Delft Visiting Kate (straight from the States) and Gebil in Delft with Noel It is all about the angle... The church in Delft The city hall in Delft A canal in Delft...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 september 2008

Already back for almost two weeks, but here some pics I want to share with you Yes, everybody has a job in China Maike and Winfried - the golden team - in front of the Holland Holladiee House The Bubble......

by Ole Chavannes, 26 augustus 2008

The Games are over, time to go home - watch the best rated KNN Sport videos: One world, one team Not only the Olympic sports men and women were going for gold in Beijing: also over 20.000 journalists tried to...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 augustus 2008

An old hood with a new sky Putih in subway Putih's dress is ready! (see 'Hai Shanghai' for the making of) The bottle man: collecting plastic bottles and cardboard in our hood. rice dumplings Frog bits Boiling Chinese food,...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 augustus 2008

View from the Bund at Pudong, the Manhattan of the East. Putih getting a tailor-made dress - they say it is ready on Wednesday.. Niels -my 2nd bro, living in Shanghai with Ineke- welcoming us in their beautiful house...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 augustus 2008

Olympic party in the Holland House in Beijing - the Dutch hockey ladies won gold and to honor them, every guy got to touch them. Right....

by Ole Chavannes, 14 augustus 2008

Now the teams from South Africa and Burma also arrived, we are finally complete! KNN Sport team meeting with standing Winfried Baijens, chief editor, evaluating the 30 items we made in the last two weeks....

by Ole Chavannes, 10 augustus 2008

Costa, presenter of the Z Kids News in Zambia, learns from Xu (9), a boy from the restaurant next to our hotel, how to make dumplings and eat them with chop sticks. You can watch the report on ZKidsNews.com....

by Ole Chavannes, 08 augustus 2008

NAPA (Kids News Peru) explaining all about the wall. The Surinam 'Tien Minuten Jeugdjournaal' team during the opening ceremony in Beijing. Here our first KNN Sport video report! This and more KNN Sport videos can also be found on...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 augustus 2008

Got to Beijing two days ago, but finally now some time and internet connection to update this blog. Want to know what I'm doing here? Click this. The roads for bikes are incredibly wide here - a dream for the...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 juli 2008

to Beijing! Yes, we finally got our visa application for the Olympics processed! Thanks to Maike Olij, my colleague at Kids News Network (KNN), who put endless work into it (in the mirror on the pic); she is the project...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 juli 2008

Ficky from Yogyakarta, Olaf from Groningen and Willeke & Sebe from Utrecht, stayed with us for the weekend in Haarlem and on Bloemendaal beach. Dutch culture: eating raw haring Olaf and Ficky playing wii-tennis Olaf's magic umbrella trick Ficky,...

by Ole Chavannes, 13 juli 2008

Twenty years ago I was a first-year scholar at the Griftland College in Soest. Recently 290 children of my old school, ran as hard as they could, to collect money for Anak Wayang Netherlands, the small foundation I chair. The...

by Ole Chavannes, 06 juli 2008

My friend Esther (with 18 weeks belly) and her son Finn (almost 3) in Jakarta - thanks for the great stay! July 6: back home in Haarlem after a good working trip...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 juni 2008

...in Thailand....

by Ole Chavannes, 21 juni 2008

We don't have to go to Bejijng - we have our own strange traditional sports, such as 'wooden shoe golf' and jumping over muddy canals. It was a fun day in the countryside with my colleagues, for our yearly...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 juni 2008

Brederode castle, built in 1282, only a 20 minute drive from Haarlem....

by Ole Chavannes, 12 juni 2008

'Beeld & Geluid', the national radio and television archive...and experience. Putih at Beeld & Geluid, thinking... Free Voice song - everybody at work made an attempt to sing about our new office my collegue Amis is actually a real...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 juni 2008

Holland is preparing for the European Championship football in Austria and Switzerland....

by Ole Chavannes, 17 mei 2008

Engaged! One year after we met in London, in the same Hyde park, at the same bench, she said yes! The Tate Modern in London gets fresh paintings on the outside. Inside we enjoyed the beautiful exhibition about Duchamps, Man...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 april 2008

Please enjoy this youtube production by Putih and me about our friends wedding. It was so much fun to do the drums. Thanks Sander, Frederiek and Eline for this incredible wedding event!...

by Ole Chavannes, 21 april 2008

News for Burmese children on the Democratic Voice of Burma - today in NRC Yes, it is in Dutch but you can try this Googlelation to English. Also try this link to jeugdjournaal.nl, the Dutch kids news. April 29th: videolink...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 april 2008

Repairing the chimney cap, with tips from my dad in the garden Niels, my brother, giving more advice Amazing what one can see sitting on a roof top My brother (up the tree) came all the way from Shanghai...

by Ole Chavannes, 16 april 2008

Media launch of Z@pp's Kids Sports News in the Amsterdam Arena. It is a 'cross media' sport project, with children and athletes and journalists covering events like the Olympics. Now 100 Dutch kids are being trained by Z@pp to...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 april 2008

Today I caught the hole in the ozone layer on camera! Bloemendaal beach...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 april 2008

Four men trying to get up the piano I got from my uncle Marc. The specially for the tropics prepared 'Berdux' was played by my great grandmother in the Dutch Indies and has now a new home in Haarlem....

by Ole Chavannes, 02 april 2008

The studio of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation. Palestina TV in Ramallah- journalists are still busy broadcasting from the half that is left of this building. It was bombed first during the second Intifada in 2002. A Palestinian producer: 'No money...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 maart 2008

Just arrived in Tel Aviv for the first time. I'm here with Putih and the Dutch Jeugdjournaal (youth news). We'll join the YNE (Youth News Exchange) meeting, a yearly gathering of all European youth news programs, hosted by the...

by Ole Chavannes, 24 maart 2008

It is the coldest Easter in 40 years. I spent it with my parents and my niece Esther in the forest. On Easter morning we found this strange black caviar-looking stuff. In the pond we found the rest of these...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 maart 2008

Working with the team from NAPA, the Peruvian kids news. This boy wanted me to take pictures of him all the time. With camjo Daniel from the Peruvian kids news program NAPA, 'No Apto Para Adultos' (Not For Adults), I...

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Putih productions 2007...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 februari 2008

A sunny weekend break with Putih in Belgium! 'Handwerpen' -throwing a hand- became 'Antwerpen', since French speaking Belgiums can't pronounce the 'h' ofcourse. It is a local legend from the Roman times, we were told. But here are the facts....

by Guy, 11 december 2005

Aceh, na de tsunami Van 19 januari tot 18 februari reis ik samen met mijn reisgenoot Willeke Colenbrander door Indonesië en hou een reisverslagje op deze site bij. We gaan Poncut, een vriend uit Atjeh, medicijnen, voedsel en kleding geven...

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by Ole Chavannes, 19 november 2010

Fish2 in the supermarket. A goofy Akha woman we bumped into (Akha is a tribe from the North of Thailand). Every house and business has a spirit house here, even devilish Shell. There's lots of fish under the bridge...

by Ole Chavannes, 12 november 2010

View on the Chao Phraya river. A Thai spirit house; placed in front of many houses, to offer the spirits, who lived there before, a place to stay. Banana tree, in the middle of Bangkok. On many roads in...

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The gatekeeper of the Merapi Published on chavannes.nl in April 2001 The Merapi volcano in Indonesia is the most dangerous in the world: an estimated 4 million Javanese live around the active ‘red fire’ mountain. With an imminent eruption, they...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 mei 2010

A sport that seems so last century. Always wanted to know everything about how to play croquet? Click here for their site. Several gardeners are constantly cleaning up the endless amount of leaves from the fields. On our way...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 juni 2008

Objective News for Burmese Youth [Children's and Young People's Participation] by Ole Chavannes, Program Manager, Kids News Network Burmese children responded enthusiastically to the first broadcasts of their new and uncensored youth news program. The TV and online program 'Youth...

by Ole Chavannes, 03 mei 2008

The program leaders of the Kids News Network (KNN) for the first time together in Hilversum. ">click this pic for the gallery. Please check our new KNN flash info site. Or listen here to a report on Radio 1...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 februari 2008

Thailand Feb 2008 > Visiting journalists from DVB in Thailand. A video and some pics Check the magic hill, I filmed last week in Thailand. The car is in neutral ('P') and we took the keys out .. and it...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 2007

This is Uruzgan from the sky We signed a MoU with mr Rahman, the director planning & international relations RTA (middle) and ms. Farida, director of the Kids News Ayenda Sazan. All the way from Holland... Kabul airport, February 25th...

by Ole Chavannes, 10 december 2007

Anak Wayang Nederland, de stichting die het kinderproject Anak Wayang Indonesia steunt, organiseerde in het Gamelanhuis een benefietdiner. Indonesisch bestuurslid Bram kookte (wel 3 dagen lang) en dat was te merken: veel van de 50 gasten schepten wel drie keer...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 oktober 2007

Lima October 9 Wow, what a great time I had with the NAPA team, the people that make the kids news for and with Peruvian children. Here some pics, but check the broadcast online at NAPA.com.pe New youth correspondants...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 oktober 2007

Jakarta, September 9 > Launch Cerita Anak Cerita Anak (kids news) is broadcasted by Trans TV, the second biggest channel in Indonesia, initiated by Free Voice, the Dutch media NGO I work for. Please check the link to the item...

by Ole Chavannes, 15 mei 2007

A new shelter for kids in Bantul Pendowo, May 13th We opened a new shelter for children hit by the earthquake, almost a year ago in Bantul. About a hundred kids and parents from the kampung (village) Pendowo came to...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 april 2007

Some promo 'postcard' pictures for the Kids News Network (beta). (C)havannes.nl...

by Ole Chavannes, 09 april 2007

In the studio during a live broadcast by Kids News, the news program, co-founded by Free Voice in 2004, for all kids in South Africa: aired 7 times a week in 7 languages at SABC. Johannesburg, the 26th of...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 maart 2007

Lima, 16th of March Visiting a school in Lima to ask kids what kind of news program they would like to watch Hennah Draaibaar from the Surinam TBL 'Tien Minuten' Kids News, ready to train a new team in Peru,...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 februari 2007

Weblog op oneworld.nl Afghanistan Weblog: Kids News in Afghanistan 20 - 02 - 2007 Ole Thomas Chavannes 'Welcome to Kabul' staat met grote letters op de grauwe aankomsthal van het vliegveld. Natte sneeuw en modder. We sluiten aan in een...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 maart 2006

Kids News pitchen in Jakarta Persoonlijke impressies van haalbaarheidsonderzoek naar een Indonesisch Jeugdjournaal Jakarta, 29 maart Vandaag is Jakarta als een hetelucht oven: nooit eerder zo'n harde, maar hete wind gevoeld. Misschien komt het wel door die cycloon Glenda...

by Guy, 24 januari 2005

Bogor, 24 januari 2005: We gaan! De situatie in Atjeh lijkt te verbeteren en we hebben voor het eerst telefonisch Poncut gesproken en hij heet ons van harte welkom. Het kost hem moeite, omdat hij een nogal trotse jongen is,...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 juni 2004

Welkom op het werklog van Ole Chavannes. Nu elke week een verse foto.17/12/04 >Scheveningen Draadloos (c) Chavannes.nl En dan nog dit: FTV International provides our local partners in Belgium (Flemish and French), France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 september 2001

"We are New Yorkers". Dat zouden we in Nederland allemaal moeten zeggen en vinden. Tenminste, dat zei Frits Bolkenstein (commissaris van de Europese commissie) in Buitenhof op zondagmorgen, om navolging te geven aan de wereldberoemde solidariteitsbetuiging van de Amerikaanse president...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 september 2001

'Het netwerk is nu officieel geen experiment meer?, weet Erik Warmerlink, helpdeskmedewerker van Selwerd 2. Hij is een waar flatfossiel - hij woont sinds 1978 in Selwerd - maar is erg vooruitstrevend als het gaat om flat-internet. ?Door de glasvezelkabel...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 augustus 2001

WIE NIETS snapt van denkbeelden van dubieuze groeperingen als de Vrije Molukse Jongeren of Maluku Warchild, zou naar Vught moeten gaan. De theatervoorstelling Barak 1b, die morgen in premi?re gaat, is een realistische vertelling, waaruit blijkt waarom sommigen van de...

by Ole Chavannes, 28 augustus 2001

TEGENOVER DE lama's van kinderboerderij Gliphoeve verrijzen de nieuwe woonblokken van Ganzenpoort, die aan een veilig en drugsloos Bijlmer-imago moeten bijdragen. Dat is waar de toekomstige bewoners bij de aankoop van hun appartement op hoopten. De werkelijkheid is echter een...

by Ole Chavannes, 18 augustus 2001

DEN HAAG - Volgens Umar Santi, voorzitter van het Front voor de soevereiniteit van de Molukken (FKM), wordt de strijd voor onafhankelijkelijkheid ge?nternationaliseerd, om meer invloed te krijgen. "Nederland heeft nog steeds verantwoordelijkheid voor de volken in Indonesië, maar we...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 augustus 2001

IJMUIDEN - Slechts duizend gasten, 'opinionleaders', zijn uitgenodigd op het drie hectare grote eiland. Een tabaksfabrikant betaalt grotendeels het feestje voor de 'jetset' uit de muziek- en modewereld. De gesponsorde fuif kost enkele tonnen. Het is voor het eerst dat...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 augustus 2001

AMSTERDAM - "We merken dat er plotseling veel verslaafden uit Oost-Europa op straat zijn. Elk jaar komen hier in de zomermaanden meer drugstoeristen, maar nu zijn het er wel opvallend veel," zegt Willemijn Los, teamleider van de spuitenomruil van stichting...

by Ole Chavannes, 03 augustus 2001

AMSTERDAM - "Er is een grote kans dat dit bewijs voor de RMS-steun door het Indonesische leger wordt aangegrepen om de christelijke strijders op de Molukken harder aan te pakken," zegt ex-staflid van het RMS-kabinet, Otto Matulessy. "Maar president Megawati...

by Ole Chavannes, 17 juli 2001

AMSTERDAM - Vijf rouwwagens, met een door Brood beschilderde Plymouth voorop, worden gevolgd door vijf touringcars, waarin onder anderen Viola Holt en Joost Zwagerman. Politiepaarden zijn nodig om de stoet voor de deur van de poptempel te krijgen. Fans scanderen...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 juli 2001

OP EEN VAN de vele spandoeken waarmee het dorpsstraatje Reimersbeek in Buitenveldert al maanden is behangen, staat nog steeds met koeienletters: '118 bussen per dag is levensgevaarlijk'. Zo'n 7200 handtekeningen zijn tegen de komst van buslijn verzameld. De lakens kunnen...

by Ole Chavannes, 07 juli 2001

AMSTERDAM - De sanering van de Mexicaanse tanker heeft vertraging opgelopen, omdat het ministerie aanvankelijk wachtte op een bankgarantie van de rederij. Gistermiddag besloot Milieuminister Pronk anders: de eigenaar wordt gedwongen op termijn te betalen. De kapitein zit sinds dinsdag...

by Ole Chavannes, 03 juli 2001

AMSTERDAM - Vanmorgen is begonnen met de maanden durende sanering. De Otapan ligt aan de kade van scheepswerf Shipdock. De eigenaar van het schip, de Mexicaanse rederij Navimin, draait op voor de kosten, omdat het ministerie van Vrom uitgaat van...

by Ole Chavannes, 02 juli 2001

De man met het zilvergrijze haar en de dikke sigaar is echter geenszins moedeloos over het hard teruglopende ledenaantal van zijn omroep: "Het is een natuurlijke terugloop. Maar we hebben nog 470.000 leden over en die zijn stabiel. Dat is...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 juni 2001

AMSTERDAM - Nadat het stadsdeel Noord alarm heeft geslagen, wordt vrijdag uit voorzorg het calamiteitenteam bijeengeroepen. In een straal van tweehonderd meter rond het schip zouden asbestdeeltjes kunnen liggen. Om half zes belegt burgemeester Job Cohen met GG&GD, politie, brandweer...

by Ole Chavannes, 27 juni 2001

AMSTERDAM - "Tot nu toe behandelen de media het onderwerp niet inhoudelijk. Dit debat is om de hype rond de uitspraken van imam El Moumni te corrigeren," houdt discussieleider en journalist Mustapha Oukbih de 130 jonge aanwezigen voor, maar er...

by Ole Chavannes, 26 juni 2001

AMSTERDAM - "Ik ben zo gelukkig met mijn maatje Judith," lacht Mikkie (33). Ze zitten in een parkje bij het water, zoals elke week. Mikkie heeft een lange geschiedenis van verwarring en misbruik. Judith (26), net afgestudeerd student psychologie, zoekt...

by Ole Chavannes, 20 juni 2001

AMSTERDAM - Vlakbij het Tropeninstituut staan verschillende tenten van hout en plastic. De komende dagen worden voornamelijk schoolklassen door het kamp geleid, maar 's middags kan iedereen een rondleiding krijgen. Alle aspecten van vluchtelingenhulp, zoals medicijnen, hurktoiletten en voedselrantsoenen, zijn...

by Ole Chavannes, 29 maart 2001

Voor wie het nog niet weet: de RUG doet officieel aan het milieu. In 1993 ondertekenden 213 Europese universiteiten het Copernicus-handvest: Cooperation Programme in Europe for Research on Nature and Industry through Coordinated University Studies. Met andere worden: duurzame ontwikkeling....

by Ole Chavannes, 27 maart 2001

De Derde Wereld is een strijdtoneel van westerse zakenlieden en idealisten. Niet-govermentele organisaties (NGO's) en multinationals hebben een andere kijk op zaken doen in conflictgebieden rond de evenaar. Veel mensen die werken voor humanitaire- en milieuorganisaties wantrouwen zakenmensen, omdat zij...

by Ole Chavannes, 08 maart 2001

'Het streven is het cre?ren van een Europese onderwijsruimte, met een grotere mate van transparantie en daarmee ook een sterkere internationale concurrentiepositie.? Zo luidt de kern van de Bologna-verklaring, waaronder in 1999 maar liefst 29 Europese ministers van onderwijs hun...

by Ole Chavannes, 01 februari 2001

'Het leger heeft de universiteit bezet, omdat we voortdurend protesteren. Ze hebben onze campus, ziekenhuis en mensa gesloten. De regering denkt ons klein te krijgen door ons te laten verhongeren, maar dat valt ze vies tegen!?, schrijft de Burkinabese student...

by Ole Chavannes, 25 januari 2001

Voor Alexej Karpovitch (21) - een Wit-Rusissche economiestudent, die na zeven jaar in Nederland een ware kaaskop is geworden - waren de afgelopen weken een Kafkaiaanse nachtmerrie. Afgelopen zaterdag zit hij afgepeigerd, maar ogenschijnlijk relaxed, op de bank bij zijn...

by Ole Chavannes, 11 januari 2001

?Ik zou mezelf van kant maken, als zo'n Volendam-ramp hier zou gebeuren?, stelt de hevig aangeslagen Johan Bloem, pachter van het kroegcomplex aan de 'Zuidzijde' van de Grote Markt. Al op nieuwjaarsmorgen bedacht Bloem een nieuw 'brandplan' voor het pand,...

by Ole Chavannes, 14 december 2000

'Het grootste misverstand is dat Blackboard de docent zou vervangen?, begint L. van der Duim, onderwijskundige en medewerker van het expertise centrum voor computer ondersteunend onderwijs (Eccoo). ?De elo gaat het onderwijs niet vervangen, maar ondersteunen. Om bijvoorbeeld opdrachten in...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 november 2000

Je bent student, houdt van vergaderen en mag daarom jaarlijks een zak met meer dan ??n miljoen gulden verdelen onder studentenorganisaties. Die eer valt de vijf studentenbestuurders van het cbo ten deel. Dit studentenbestuur, dat zetelt in een kantoor, pal...

by Ole Chavannes, 30 november 2000

Arie Leemlaan (18), eerstejaars geschiedenis, haakte afgelopen zomer halverwege de ontgroening van Albertus af. ?Het introductiekamp is net als een strafkamp. De introductiecommissie is gehuld in lange leren jassen en scheldt iedereen uit. Maar als je er middenin zit,...

by Ole Chavannes, 23 november 2000

'Ik ben net een nieuwe naam voor Blackboard aan het bedenken. Wat dacht je van 'the classmaster'?? Kaj van der Plas, derdejaars student godgeleerdheid, doet mee met de prijsvraag van Blackboard, het elektronische leeromgevingsprogramma waar iedere student vanaf volgend jaar...

by Ole Chavannes, 02 november 2000

?Nu Milosevic in Joegoslavi? is afgetreden, is Wit-Rusland nog de enige overgebleven formele dictatuur in Europa. Studenten putten daar hoop uit. Wit-Rusland is een arm en grauw land, waar de tijd stil lijkt te staan. Er is geen persvrijheid en...

by Ole Chavannes, 05 oktober 2000

'Ik schrok me rot toen ik de foto op de Sp!ts zag vanmorgen. Alleen maar rellen, helemaal niets over de vreedzame demonstraties!' zegt Jelle Klaas (20) boos. Jelle is een stoere jongen met staartje en wenkbrauwpiercing. Hij is derdejaars rechtenstudent...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

?Wij hebben nooit Wahid gesteund en zijn blij dat hij weg moet. Hij is niet te vertrouwen?, stelt Andi Sandhi (20), een jonge studentenleider aan de Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta. Vier jaar geleden was iedere student nog uitgesproken voor de...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

In de zomer van 1996 bestormde legereenheden het hoofdkwartier van de Partai Demokrasi Indonesia (PDI) in Jakarta. Er hadden weken lang protesten plaats gevonden door linkse aanhangers van Megawati, de dochter van de eerste president van de republiek, Soekarno, omdat...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

Op een lommerrijk terrein, omringd door vulkanisch gebergte, staan de gebouwen van het prestigieuze 'Institut Teknologi Bandung' (itb). Deze technische universiteit op West-Java telt 15.000 studenten en onderhoudt al jaren intensieve contacten met de RUG. Bij statige universiteitsgebouwen schuilen studenten...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

"Het geluid klonk als een verschrikkelijke donder. Uit de berg spoot een regen van vuur. Lavarivieren stroomden alle kanten op, waarbij vele dorpen en boeren direct verbrandden. De bevolking van het Mataram koninkrijk was doodsbang voor de lavastromen en asregen....

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

Een liter koffie, een liter jus, peuken en een familiepak Dextro?s. Zo doe ik dat. Iedereen heeft zo zijn eigen recept voor een tentamen. ?Speed werkt bij mij wel goed?, vertelt een rechtenstudente uit Groningen die anoniem wil blijven: ?Ik...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

Percepties van de Tsunami: ?De witte golf haalde de goede mensen? Dat de tsunami een straf van god is, staat in Indonesi? buiten kijf. De discussie in de huiskamer, op de markt, op tv en in kranten gaat zelden over...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

REISBLOG: KIDS NEWS NETWORK GOES ZAMBIA Kids News Zambia start in september p>Kick off Kids News at MUVI TV >workshop Lusaka 4-6 april We've got news for you! MUVI TV Evening NewsEen stem voor kids in Zambia Het Kids News...

by Ole Chavannes, 31 december 1969

Z Kids News @ 5 is on air! Yes! They're going to be on Zambian television every Friday. The southern African country recently launched a news show, especially for children between 8 and 14-years-old. With support from Free Voice's...

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