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Peter Verweij (1949) Drs.

Peter Verweij studied sociology(methodology and statistics) and philosophy( political philosophy); was for 40 years lecturing at School of Journalism at Utrecht, the Netherlands about home politics, international politics and European politics (international program). The last 20 years he focused  his teachings on digital journalism; teaching and developing courses about using the Internet and journalism. 
From Cairo to Capetown
At the same time he worked as a trainer and consultant for the new media; giving training at mayor Dutch newspapers and TV newsrooms. In Europe he taught regularly at the university of Helsinki and the Technical University of Limasol at Cyprus. Verweij took part as trainer and consultant in the project for Arab journalists, teaching in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and Bahrain. In Africa he has been teaching regularly at the Rhodes University and Wits University, and at the South African Broadcasting Casting  Cooperation (SABC) in South Africa; taking part in the Highway Africa conference, a yearly conference about digital journalism in Africa. 
Data journalism
After his early retirement in 2011 Verweij continued his training  and consultancy with his own company D3-Media. In Kenya, Nairobi  at Internews, training convergence and data journalism;  in Kampala Uganda at Makerere University about multi media journalism. In Johannesburg training for PDMSA(Print and Digital Media South Africa) for journalists from national South African newspapers. The last year his activities are focusing on data journalism; training for mayor Dutch newspapers:  HDC Media and de Telegraaf; Persgroep(Volksrant Trouw AD en Parool).
Verweij publishes on his own blog d3-media.blogspot.com about new media, on a Dutch journalism blog  De Nieuwe Reporter and on Memeburn memeburn.com, a South African blog dedicated to technology and media. His academic work about social network analysis of Twitter, convergence, and data journalism was published in Journalism Practice and in Convergence. In preparation: Changes in African Newsrooms, for Digital Journalism, together with Elvira van Noort.

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