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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Chen Si
Chen Si
By: Remko Tanis
Suicide Angel on a Scooter Every two minutes someone in China commits suicide. Patrolling the Nanjing bridge on his scooter, Chen Si tries to rescue those who want to jump.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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) Robert-Jan Friele, VJ Movement, Jessica Maas, VJ Movement, Petra de Koning, Koert Lindijer
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
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