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Hello Everybody!: One Journalist's Search for Truth in the Middle East (Paperback)
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Hello Everybody!: One Journalist's Search for Truth in the Middle East (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 27/05/2010
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In Hello Everybody! a bestseller in his native Holland, Joris Luyendijk tells the story of his five yearsas a reporter in the Middle East. Young and inexperienced but fluent in Arabic, he speaks to stone throwers and soldiers, taxi drivers and professors, victims and aggressors chronicling first-hand experiences of dictatorship, occupation and war. But the more he witnesses, the less he understands and he becomes increasingly aware of the yawning gap between what he sees on the ground and what is later reported in the media. As a correspondent he is privy to the multitude of narratives with conflicting implications, yet again and again the media favours those stories that will confirm and reinforce the oversimplified beliefs of the West.Hello Everybody! Is a story of disillusionment and enlightenment, by turns hilarious and despairing, but most importantly it is a powerful wake up call to the way the media gives us a filtered and manipulated version of reality in the Middle East.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846683848
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 209 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 16 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Superb...This book will make readers think twice when they scan foreign news in the papers -- Julian Fleming * Sunday Business Post *
Excellent...breezy but self-critical -- Ian Black * Guardian *
Powerful...written in a very engaging, even gripping, style and what makes it most admirable is its honesty -- Dan Glazebrook * Morning Star *

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