Janny Kok

Janny Kok is a household name in international maritime circles, particularly in special interest publications about anything maritime related issues. I’m a freelance journalist in Rotterdam. As such I can say I also know a thing or two about urban planning, architecture, industrial design and human interest stories, and love to write about these topics. Another pleasure is acting as co-host on congresses.

We’ve had some kind of pseudo sabbatical years due to Covid 19, which should be fuelling new activities. I for one would like to take up new ventures. I’ve discovered the benefits of attending online meetings, doing interviews and acting as an individual speech coach in English. All that can be used to expand my
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Port Strategy asked me to take up opinions from the European maritime industry about Brexit. The article was published in the special interest magazine in June. https://www.jannykok.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Port-Strategy-June-2021_PAGE-48-5.pdf Here is the article prior to subbing by the Editor: David Cornwell, alias John le Carré, changed citizenship from British to Irish out of deep discontent about Brexit. 
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Janny's jab

Guess what! According to the Dutch look-alike NHS, I was old enough to receive the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine. That is exactly what happened on 21st April 2021. The second jab was given on 27th May. And that was not all. We were told that a booster jab on top of the other two would give additional
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Business model Banks

It is no surprise that banks take care of their own profitability. The Dutch TV programme Radar focused on the way they do it: “make it hard to withdraw money of a dear deceased bank account. Even when you can do rightfully as a close relative.” Please go to the URL mentioned below to learn
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Rotterdam had its international song festival live. It has been a relatively small scale event, because of the Corona/Covid pandemic. Anyhow, here still is a dynamic promotion video https://youtu.be/K253_MHt_9c . It has attracted television watchers all over the world to my hometown Rotterdam. This live stream pictures the venue where it all happens https://youtu.be/mPEbfp4fwEQ And
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In my practice, online speech coaching in English appears to be successful. Please go to these presentations https://soundcloud.com/janny1-1/win-20201109-13-42-32-pro translation poem Havenhart by Derek Otte https://www.fempeak.ai/profile/jannykok to learn more. My maritime knowledge has proven to be an added value in teaching. Having said that, being multifunctional as a journalist has also added value to my work
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Publications of Janny Kok

AN IDEA, a title and there you are: a publication in a national or regional daily, a special interest paper or a booklet. It is just an opinion about journalists, who are arrogant enough to write books the world is not particularly waiting for. I admit to being guilty of the charge. The exhibits in
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Rotterdam the city to come back to

A brief report about a tour aroundand also pictures of a daredevil on a tightrope walker https://twitter.com/JulietteReukema/status/1556943439912206343?s=20&t=dzaWymBVt-3CP1o66MwAhQ This is an impression of what’s going on during events and onboard ship: please go to https://youtu.be/11H96iiv4Lw and https://youtu.be/5FpCx0UEaBI or to my report as a true Rotterdammer as can be read below. “Onboard Smaragd,  we appreciate networking. However,
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The Dutch maritime industry was in focus on Dutch radio station NPO1 in the program Spraakmakers. (roughly translated into opinionmakers). Please brush up your Dutch and listen to https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers/onderwerpen/493749-waarom-denken-we-nog-steeds-dat-het-werk-in-de-haven-vies-en-zwaar-is-deel-1 It could well be that you have to go to https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers to explore.