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  • Marjon van Royen

    living marjon close deur klein okMarjon van Royen (1957) is a Dutch journalist and foreign correspondent for the NOS Journaal, the public radio and television news channel.

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    She started her career as a freelance journalist in Italy in the 1980s. From 1991-2003 she worked for the daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad, covering national news and the Balkan Wars (1994-1995). In 1996 she became the correspondent for Latin America, based in Mexico, working for NRC Handelsblad and the NOS.

    In December 2000, she investigated the health impacts of aerial fumigations of coca cultivation in Colombia. She found that "because the chemical is sprayed in Colombia from planes on inhabited areas, there have been consistent health complaints [in humans]. Burning eyes, dizziness and respiratory problems being most frequently reported." In some areas, 80 percent of the children of the indigenous community fell sick with skin rashes, fever, diarrhoea and eye infections.

    In 1993 she published her first book Italië op maandag (Italy on a Monday), which sold over 50,000 copies. In 2004, she published De nacht van de schreeuw ( The Night of the Scream ) about the absorbing account of a friendship between two women of very different classes and cultures.

    She is currently based in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

    Weblog: Earthquake-report from a backpack correspondent

  • Video CV of Marjon van Royen

    Video CV of Marjon Van Royen - freelance reporter in Latin America.
  • Deforestation threatens Brazil's Indians

    Every week an indigenous resident of the Amazon rainforest is killed in Brazil. Logging companies harass the indian population because they thwart their illegal logging practices. The pressure on the Indians is likely to increase because of the new ant-logging law that will relax measures to protect the rainforest against deforestation. The Bororo Indians, who have a protected status, have a hard time in their reserve …

  • Drug war in Mexico

    The drug war in Mexico is more brutal than ever. Drug cartels that control the North American drug market fight each other to the death. Four years ago, President Felipe Calderón sent in the army to end the drug violence. But that has not been particularly successful. Only in the city of Ciudad Júarez over 3,000 people were killed this year, making it the the most dangerous city in the world.

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  • Brazil Elects a New President

    On October 31, 2010, the second round of the presidential elections in Brazil will be held. Brazil has become a world economic power under the current President Luiz Inácio da Silva - known as Lula.

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  • Burning Down the Amazon

    Illegal logging continues in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Cattle takes the place of trees. The meat brings in a lot of money. Over the past decade an area of 23 times the size of the Netherlands has been destroyed. A report by Marjon van Royen and Joseph Carter.

  • Earthquake-report from a backpack correspondent

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    By Marjon van Royen

    constitucion2Saturday morning half past three earthquake Chile. Less than three hours later Holland gives the green light: ‘Marjon, you go.' I stuff my computer and some equipment in a backpack. Across the street cameraman Joe Carter does the same. And there we go.

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  • Prison overcrowding in Brazil

    Year after year international organisations condemn Brazil for the inhuman conditions in it's prisons. For the first time now critics come from within Brazil. The president of the Supreme Court called the prisons a 'shame' and a 'crime against the people'. Half of Brazil's 500.000 prisoners await their process in overcrowded police cells.

  • World Cup Soccer in Brazil

    In Brazil soccer is bigger than life. How the country prepares itself for the worldcup match agains Holland.

  • Driven Mad by Itch

    NRC Handelsblad
    December 28, 2000

    Driven Mad by Itch

    Since the coca fields in the south of Colombia have been sprayed with poison as part of the war on drugs, a remarkably high number of children have fallen ill.

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De nacht van de schreeuw


De pers:
‘Leest als een roman' NRC Handelsblad

‘Het Mexico dat Marjon en Sandra bij elkaar beleefd hebben staat in geen enkele reisgids' De Morgen

ISBN: 9789041707284
Oorspronkelijke Nederlandse uitgave:
Uitgeverij Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Amsterdam

Uitgave als Rainbow Pocket: februari 2009
Rainbow Pocketboek nr: 508
Prijs: € 7.95

Uitgeverij Fosfor heeft Nacht van de schreeuw opnieuw uitgegeven (Juni 2015). Nu ook als E-book (ePub zonder DRM / 178.000 woorden; leestijd ca. 15 uur / eerste druk 2005). Ook verkrijgbaar via bol.com.

Omslagillustratie: Wim Hardeman

Bekijk de foto's horend bij 'De nacht van de schreeuw'