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Maurits Martijn

Maurits Martijn
Maurits Martijn

(1981) is a 'technology and surveillance correspondent with the digital platform De Correspondent. From 2007 to early 2013 he was an editor for Vrij Nederland. Maurits studied communication and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and was active with happyChaos, a cooperation between students and VN editors. He was a moderator at various happyChaos events including Overvloed, Flickr op! and Jong & Conservatief. Later he coordinated the successful debating series 'Vrij Nederland in debat'. Martijn is a versatile journalist who always wants to know the ins and outs. His specialisms are science, health care and technology. He tested among other things the trustworthiness of travel sites like Tripadvisor and by way of testing had his own eployer hacked, Vrij Nederland. He also investigated to what extent the previous senior man at the Dutch Institute for Health Care and the Environment was in league with the pharmaceutical industry.

(WU 2014 GR)

Archive available for: Maurits Martijn

  • Winternachten 2014 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Nothing to hide! A debate with the audience

    Nothing to hide, my whole life on Facebook. Or rather, surely not? Why should we bother about privacy and how to use it in the social media? What are the differences in outlook between youngsters and the older generation? In a Socratic conversation we try to find the core of our need for privacy and what the unwritten rules of Facebook and Twitter are. During the search, we are aided by three experts, philosopher and writer Connie Palmen, primatologist Jan van Hooff and Maurits Martijn, a journalist and expert in the field of privacy and surveillance. In Dutch.