Bette Dam

investigative journalist and author

Bette Dam is an investigative journalist and author. Her latest book is soon to be out in English, and is about her search for the most-wanted Taliban leader Mullah Omar, research that already made headlines in March. Her expertise is mostly on Afghanistan, and the War on Terror and the role of mainstream media. Her 2019 Amsterdam TedX Talk is called Why Mainstream Media Promote War. Dam also teaches about this at Sciences Po and is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels - where she studies ways to eliminate the ongoing bias in foreign reporting.

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