April 10, 2011 1 Comment
The news this week of the discontinuation of Crossroads, the English language web magazine published by the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht came as a shock to its many readers and contributors. The publication, which attracted 12,000 unique visitors every month, has been closed, due to end of funding.
Crossroads editor Sueli Brodin takes a looks at the history of the magazine.
October 31, 2010 Leave a Comment
X is a new guide for expats living in the Southeast Netherlands. A review by Crossroads editor Sueli Brodin.
September 20, 2009 2 Comments
British expat in Maastricht Michael Wells-Greco wonders “why we spend an increasing amount of time with other humans but ignore these real individuals by tapping away online or on some other aesthetically pleasing gadget.”
September 27, 2008 6 Comments
This year the Netherlands celebrated 50 years of pop music, a good reason for Misia Furtak to take a closer look at the Dutch music scene.
New on the Cultural Biography of Maastricht: French and German versions, Walks through Maastricht and interviews with expats
July 3, 2008 Leave a Comment
Digital Audio Guide: Zicht op Maastricht Mobile invites visitors to take a walk through Maastricht with a new free digital audio guide available in Dutch, English, French or German: “Discover Maastricht with your PDA, Smartphone, MP3 Player or iPod. Watch the presentations and listen to audio clips in the unique places of the city. Determine [...]
May 31, 2008 Leave a Comment
très.b is a “a très cool” international band based in Maastricht. A profile by Crossroads writer Hania Piotrowska. [continued...]
December 16, 2007 Leave a Comment
Crossroads writer Amrit Dhir sat down with Jan Sluijsmans, Director of Production & Programming for Muziekgieterij, a new resource for Maastricht’s underground rock and pop music community, on a Friday evening while local bands performed on the venue’s main stage.
They discussed the founding and development of the Muziekgieterij concept; the recent success of the inaugural festival on the Market square; why the Netherlands’ music scene has much to learn from Belgium; and the astonishingly low cost of renting a rehearsal space. [continued]
November 13, 2007 Leave a Comment
In a recent lecture entitled The Naked European Citizen: State Surveillance in the EU and hosted by Maastricht University’s Studium Generale, Dr. Douwe Korff, a Dutch Professor of International Law at the London Metropolitan University, provided both an educational and worrying perspective on the measures taken by governments in the pursuit of national security which may infringe on the privacy rights that form the core of the democratic ideal.
October 5, 2007 2 Comments
Ever wished you lived in London or any other metropolis? Congratulations, say the creators of Mahl magazine, for if you live in Maastricht, Aachen, Hasselt, Heerlen or Liège you are an inhabitant of Eutropolis.
August 24, 2007 Leave a Comment
It is my pleasure to introduce our readers and contributors to Wilfried Ruetten, director of the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht.
Interview by Sueli Brodin, Crossroads editor on 23 August 2007
Video production: Bernd Kapeller, EJC
August 24, 2007 Leave a Comment
What fills these days, when summer has become somewhat stagnant and, at the same time, fall approaches all too quickly? A trip to Lumière Cinema, with its unique film selection and welcoming café bar, might be just the thing for you. [continued...]
August 8, 2007 Leave a Comment
More than 20 media experts from around Europe and the United States convened in Maastricht to discuss innovation journalism and the innovation ecosystem. The EJC partnered with the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, Stanford University and Deutche Welle to host the conference “Innovation Journalism: Detecting Weak Signals” on July 25-27, 2007. A report by Kathlyn Clore.
June 2, 2007 Leave a Comment
Bright pink brochures in hand, thousands of people roamed the streets of Maastricht on May 26th, 27th, and 28th, with only one thing on their minds: modern art! It was the weekend of the 8th annual Kunsttour (ArtTour), and Maastrichters young and old alike enjoyed the displays of cutting-edge art exhibited all around our city. The types of art were diverse, including contemporary art, design, and new media art, but those attending the ArtTour had at least one thing in common: a genuine appreciation for artistic innovation.
March 14, 2007 4 Comments
As part of a series of lectures on Europe and its citizens, Studium Generale bravely hosted a lecture on 28 February on one of the most controversial topics in politics and academia – if and how Islam is reshaping Europe. Hundreds of students poured into the auditorium on the Minderbroedersberg to listen to German journalist and writer Henryk Broder. He didn’t disappoint them and began with a punch: “These are the last days of Europe as we know it.” [continued...]
February 20, 2007 Leave a Comment
A short story by Maastricht’s famous writer Alphonse Olterdissen, especially translated from the Maastricht dialect for Crossroads. [continued...]
December 1, 2006 1 Comment
David Deprez is the new Artistic Director at Lumière cinema in Maastricht. He speaks with Crossroads about his love of film, the theatre’s history and its role in expanding the cultural horizon for the expatriate community in Maastricht. [continued...]
December 1, 2006 Leave a Comment
A good 80 Dutch and Flemish editors and researchers gathered on Friday 24 November at the European Journalism Centre, Maastricht, to assess and discuss several prototypes of novel newspaper products or services. All are web-based one way or another, and ready for the Web 2.0 publishing environments.
May 2, 2006 Leave a Comment
Cable company Essent Kabelcom will this month between May 8 and 18 stop offering the Spanish television channel TVE and Cartoon Network in Maastricht in its regular cable package. [...]
March 17, 2006 1 Comment
The story of Taida Pasic has been a big news item in Dutch papers and on television in recent months. After her family’s application for asylum in the Netherlands was turned down last year, the 18-year-old schoolgirl was repatriated to Kosovo. But in January this year Taida re-entered the Netherlands on a tourist visa , because she wanted to sit the final school exams which would complete her six-year Dutch education. [continued...]
July 9, 2005 Leave a Comment
“I have been looking for this” is the most common reaction of readers who have leafed through an edition of the multicultural magazine CULTour-Journal. The paper, published twice a year, targets an adventurous audience that shows an interest in its cultural surroundings – the Euregio within Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
“Being a new inhabitant of Aachen, I was enthused at the variety of tips offered and immediately began to plan my week-ends,“ said Katja Ritter, a reader of the paper.
The magazine covers a variety of topics including descriptions of six to eight project partners per issue as destinations to visit, with the main focal point on cultural and historical aspects. [continued...]
April 7, 2005 Leave a Comment
Maastricht has embarked upon an ambitious initiative to create an internet site, Maastrichtinstitutes.info, with the goal of attracting new international non-profit organisations to the area and to assist those which are already based in the region. [continued...]
September 15, 2004 Leave a Comment
The Meuse-Rhine Journal keeps readers informed about business and leisure. [continued...]
June 16, 2004 Leave a Comment
The International Newspaper Museum in Aachen displays a permanent exhibition of periodicals and newsletters in the heart of the German town since May 1931. Fueled by the private collection of Oscar von Forckenbeck which it inherited in 1886, today the House Rupenstein owns a collection of more than 160,000 papers as well as a library [...]
June 15, 2002 Leave a Comment
Riki Janssen is editor-in-chief at the Observant, the weekly independent newspaper of the University of Maastricht. A professional journalist, she has been working with the Observant for the last 11 years. [continued...]
March 16, 2002 Leave a Comment
If you are a new student studying at university level in Maastricht, did you know you could get the city’s purple garbage bags for free? That you are eligible for certain tax benefits others are not? If not, just click on the University of Maastricht’s new web site: www.studentenstad.maastricht.nl. Since August 2001, 16,000 students living [...]