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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.
 
Lu Jianfu
Lu Jianfu
By: Remko Tanis
Fighting the Dragon Lu Jianfu uses his camera to fight abuse of power by Chinese officials. He meets anger and aggression - but also success.
 
Melita Gardner
Melita Gardner
By: Bram Posthumus
Never Give Up – Always Look for Peace Melita Gardner lost a lot during the war in Liberia, but not her sense of humor and courage. She's both father and mother to her slowly recovering city.
 
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.
 
Derek Derenalagi
Derek Derenalagi
By: Yolanda Bobeldijk
No Legs, but Chasing Gold Despite losing his legs in Afghanistan, former soldier Derek Derenalagi is determined to make a difference. He hopes his quest for sporting gold will inspire all who struggle with life.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Pedro Nchama
Pedro Nchama
By: Rop Zoutberg
A Lieutenant Feeds the Spaniards After a career in the Spanish army, Pedro Nchama decided to set up a food bank. Without any subsidy he established a service for immigrants that now has Spanish citizens lining up too.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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) David Jan Godfroid, Kees Broere, Rop Zoutberg, Frank Renout, Remko Tanis, Guus Valk
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
Website: Bitman
Design: MV
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