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Polman, Linda

Linda Polman worked as a freelance journalist for Dutch national television and radio, for European radio stations and for numerous Dutch and Belgian newspapers and magazines. She is also a guest lecturer on journalism at the University of Utrecht. Her earlier books include The Floating City (1991), about journeys she made through Zaïre, Kenya and Malawi, Bot pippel (1993), a report on Haitian refugees, and We Did Nothing: Why the truth doesn’t always come out when the UN goes in (1997), which became required reading for international military and diplomatic personnel. For The Crisis Caravan (2008) she investigated humanitarian aid organizations and the true impact of their work. The book became an international bestseller.

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