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About One11
About One11
By: Bas Mesters
A Gift In a post 9/11 world, One11 asks What Now? And looks for answers to people who refuse to be cynical, and who struggle to make a difference.
 
Sayed Kashua
Sayed Kashua
By: Guus Valk
Sarcasm as a Last Resort In permanent danger, bullied Palestinian-Israeli soapwriter Sayed Kashua resolutely keeps making provocative jokes. And Israelis love him.
 
Lorella Zanardo
Lorella Zanardo
By: Bas Mesters
Crushing Sexual Humiliation Girls on Italian TV: All but naked hanging from a meat hook. Lorella Zanardo loves women - but not like Silvio Berlusconi. She wants to stop their humiliation on TV.
 
Norbert Denef
Norbert Denef
By: Jeroen Akkermans
Breaking the silence on sexual abuse Serving as an altar boy, Norbert Denef was sexually abused. He now struggles for justice, but is treated as a pariah.
 
Godfrey Bulla
Godfrey Bulla
By: Koert Lindijer
Godfrey’s Long March is not yet over He saw the headless body of his dead uncle and looked lions in the eye. But Godfrey Bulla kept on searching for education, and found it.
 
Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji
By: Diederik van Hoogstraten
Happy Warrior for New Islam A big heart, a sharp mind, a loud mouth and uncovered hair: the Muslim intellectual in New York inspires readers everywhere.
 
Baltasar Garzón
Baltasar Garzón
By: Steven Adolf
Baltasar Garzón’s Battle After years of fighting terror all over the world, 'Super Judge' Baltasar Garzon has become a target of terror himself.
 
Normawati
Normawati
By: Elske Schouten
A Mother to Abused Maids Thousands of abused women call her 'mother'. Normawati fights for migrant workers. She’s threatened by labour brokers, but threatens right back.
 
Mehdi Bigaderne
Mehdi Bigaderne
By: Frank Renout
Bringing Peace in Paris When the suburbs of Paris erupted, Mehdi Bigaderne’s old school friend was killed. But rather than join the rioters, he began to build bridges.
 
Gorki
Gorki
By: Robert-Jan Friele
Rebel with a Cause An early love of rock music led to Gorki’s first arrest. And his determination to pursue artistic freedom has meant a life of conflict with Cuba’s Communist regime.
 
Rik Devillé
Rik Devillé
By: Petra de Koning
Advocate for the Church’s Victims While the Catholic Church hierarchy in Belgium looked away, one former priest opened his ears and his heart to sexual abuse victims.
 
Charles Njau
Charles Njau
By: Kees Broere
An African Middle-class Hero Charles is focused on lifting his family out of the lower middle-class. Like millions of other Africans, his life is anonymous but indispensable.
 

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Heroes (22) Godfrey Bulla, Alain en Daphrose Gauthier, Cholita's, Norbert Denef, Simon Pierre Bell, Pedro Nchama
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Journalists (23) Koert Lindijer, Remko Tanis, Steven Adolf, Remko Tanis, Bram Posthumus, Bram Posthumus
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
Website: Bitman
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