Welcome to my website. I’m Dimitri Tokmetzis, a freelance journalist from the Netherlands. Currently I work and live in New York City. I’m specialised in investigative journalism, privacy and civil liberty issues, and ethnic and religious issues. I work for Dutch newspapers and magazines. You can find my English resume below.
500 Riverside Drive, apt. 4 N
New York, NY 10027
• Strong analytical skills
• Very good at information gathering and investigating, through interviews on the ground (with professionals and ‘the common man’) and by following ‘the paper trail’.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Sense for political issue
• Very broad knowledge on political, economical, social, technological and cultural affairs.
• Used to deadlines and stressful situations.
Freelance journalist, 2006-present
• Responsibilities: Finding news and writing interviews, commentaries, reviews and background articles for major Dutch quality newspapers and magazines, investigating social, economical, cultural and political issues.
• Topics of expertise: Globalization, terrorism and civil liberties, privacy and technology, economic issues and religion and society.
• Achievements: setting up a profitable business and regularly publishing in the best newspaper of the Netherlands.
Newspaper journalist and editor, 2001-2006
• Responsibilities: Finding news and all round writing activities for a regional and national newspaper (Utrechts Nieuwsblad and Algemeen Dagblad). As an editor I was responsible for the regional edition, coordinating journalists and freelancers.
• Achievements: In a team effort we boosted our circulation with 13 percent in the course of two years.
• Masters degree in History of International Relations, obtained at the University of Utrecht. My thesis on the arrest and extradition procedures of Augusto Pinochet in London (1998-2001) was published in a scientific series of the university.
• Extra courses on African and colonial history, as well as Latin American and North American contemporary history.
• Post-doctoral journalistic course of two years at Wegener Publishers and the University of Groningen.
• Dutch: very good
• English: very good
• French: mediocre
• German: pretty good