works as a freelance journalist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw, the magazine Vrij Nederland and for several Dutch radio stations. In the past few years she reported on conflicts in Cambodia, Birma, Kosovo, East-Timur, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her book on a Badgad family, Het huis van Khala (The House of Khala) was nominated for the M.J. Brusse prize for best non-fiction book in The Netherlands. It was poublished in Spanish, German and Turkish. Her book Birma. Land van geheimen (Birma, Country of Secrets) was awarded the VPRO Bob den Uyl Prize for best Dutch Travel Book in 2010.
Archive available for: Minka Nijhuis
What makes a human rights defender? Why do peaceful change makers rise and why do they persevere in spite of of the counteraction, exclusion or threats they regularly encounter?
Unlike announced in programme brochure of Justice and Peace this programme starts at 8.30 p.m.!
Nighat Dad, winner of the Dutch Human Rights Tulip 2016, Dutch war correspondent Minka Nijhuis and Saskia Stolz, founder of the creative socio-political collective Power of Art House will share their experiences and discuss these questions. Together with a panel of worldwide human rights defenders they try to unfold why they keep on striving for a better and just world. This revealing quest into the rebel's mind is led by Hassnae Bouazza (journalist, columnist and television program maker).
A programme in English. Producedby Justice and Peace.
Minka Nijhuis replaces the earlier announced Hans Jaap Melissen.