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Joost Van Egmond

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About Joost
Multimedia correspondent, based in the Netherlands since 2015. Extensive experience in reporting worldwide as a former correspondent based in Senegal and Serbia. Treats his native Netherlands like any correspondents posting, with a perfect feel for the local perspective and a huge network as an added bonus.
Highly experienced in both hot news and feature stories. Returning clients include Canadian Broadcasting Company CBC, CBS, Time Magazine, Dutch Public Broadcasting NOS and Belgian Public Broadcasting VRT.
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Rain in Europe, but the water is not retained

01 Oct 2023  |  Het Parool
Europe is experiencing significant rainfall, but the water is not being retained effectively, leading to persistent drought conditions. Four main factors contribute to this issue: increased evaporation due to higher temperatures, a shift from snow to rain which affects water availability, dry soil failing to cool the air, and human dependency on water resources. These factors are exacerbating the impact of climate change, particularly in southern Europe, and are expected to become more prevalent in the coming decades.

United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo

28 Nov 2009  |  content.time.com
The article discusses a massacre that occurred at a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where the military junta opened fire on an opposition rally, killing 157 people. The opposition movement, Forces Vives, was protesting increasing authoritarianism in the country. The junta, led by Moussa Dadis Camara, has since banned political rallies and is reportedly preparing for more repression, with reports of new militia training camps. Human rights organizations express fear and skepticism towards the junta's intentions. Additionally, the junta has announced a deal with the China Investment Fund for infrastructure projects in exchange for mining concessions, which the opposition suspects is a move to secure funds to maintain power.

Amsterdam After the Mushroom Ban

07 Nov 2007  |  content.time.com
The article discusses the proposed ban on hallucinogenic mushrooms in Amsterdam and its potential impact on local businesses and public health. Charles Overby, an American who works at a smart-shop selling these mushrooms, views the ban as a threat to both his livelihood and his beliefs, considering his work as facilitating a shamanic journey. Dutch Minister for Health, Ab Klink, justifies the ban on the grounds of public health and social order, noting the health risks particularly for foreign tourists. Experts like August de Loor and Rogier Bos warn that the ban might lead to increased use of other, potentially more dangerous drugs like LSD or unregulated hallucinogenic plants. The article also touches on the challenges of enforcing the ban and the concerns of Amsterdam's municipality regarding the strain on police resources.

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