This is me

FREELANCE journalist Janny Kok in Rotterdam is more or less well-known in the maritime cluster circles; particularly in international publications in special interest magazines about ports, maritime trade and industry and the logistic sector. There is more to Janny’s portfolio than maritime related affairs. Examples are publications about architecture, industrial design, communication, human interest features
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TIME FOR ACTIONS

I’m ready for any kind of venture. such as being occasionally hired to act as roving reporter at congresses and informal get-togethers. All is done from my home base Rotterdam, leading European port and known from its out of the ordinary architecture. Even Lonely Planet, The New York times and others have recognised Rotterdam’s remarkable
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Bridging the gaps

The plan to construct an out of the ordinary bridge has been materialised. Please go to www.luchtsingel.nl , my page on Facebook and other social media for more information. Husband Jaap and I were amongst the Rotterdammers who contributed to the materialisation of the bridge – called Luchtsingel (Air Canal) – and were present to open Luchtsingel
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The story of my life

Radio Rijnmond asked me to tell the story of my youth for the program Zonder Eten Naar Bed (roughly translated No Supper: Straight to Bed You Go). In the Dutch announcement of the item That’s the Way I grew Up (Zo ben ik groot geworden), it was mentioned that, at times, I felt like a
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South African trip

Early Spring 2012, Janny and husband Jaap met old friends and relatives in South Africa.Who would have thought that this would be the last journey we had together. As it is, Janny went down to memory lane to meet old friends. She has talked to Mr Patrick who manages one of the projects.Joop Lensink supervises. Jaap
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Super Volunteer

Janny’s husband Jaap was one of the many volunteering Dutch who were distinguished by the Queen (or rather the special department of Dutch Queen’s Honours) for their outstanding contribution to the Dutch community. A year earlier he received the Rotterdam honour Erasmusspeld. Jaap passed away on 17th February, 2014. More information about our lives together
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New assignments

Janny reads more than just the one daily, and writes for more than only one special interest paper. She sympathises with Fokke & Sukke, who plead to be published. Please go to www.foksuk.nl to learn more about these out of the ordinary birds and their creators. More details @ this website can be found by
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Call for protection of copyrights and more . . . .

FAIR SHARE . . . .the Dutch union of journalists NVJ started the campaign Fair Share (Eerlijk Deel) in an attempt to safeguard the rights of both publisher and freelance contributor. NVJ proposed to introduce a surcharge on top of the regular rate per contribution of a freelance journalist or photographer, in an attempt to
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Afikaad & ICT United

Dutch-based foundation Afrikaad has a heart beating for the people of the Republic of Ghana and all things related to that country and West-African environs. Foundation president Aad van der Munnik brought Ghana home through importing Ghanaian arts and crafts to the Netherlands, thus building up a business network of Ghanaian artists and craftsmen. In
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Maritime female senior managers in action

  WISTA The Netherlands president Karin Orsel was elected WISTA International president some years ago. She’s an active lady for the good course of having Women @ the Helm and a tough lady at that! Read all about it on LinkedIn and Facebook. WISTA welcomes WISTA members to join the groups on these two social
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