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Max van Weezel

Max Hans van Weezel (9 July 1951 – 11 April 2019) was a Dutch journalist and politician. [1] He was also a political writer and commentator for the Vrij Nederland. [2]



Van Weezel was one of two sons of Carry Blitz och Richard van Weezel. He graduated form Stedelijk high school in Leiden in 1969 and studied politics and social studies at the University of Amsterdam. [3] Van Weezel was active at ASVS General Student Association Amsterdam, as an education secretary. [3]

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Between 1973 and 1976 he was a member of CPN and along with his wife journalist Anet Bleich, he released the book Ga dan zelf naar Siberië! (1978). In 1976, he started as a journalist at Vrij Nederland. Were he wrote the column 'Het Wereldje'. In 1981, he became the political editor of Vrij Nederland, he stayed a that position until 1998. In 2000, he became the vice-editor of Vrid Nederland. In 2004, he became the political commentator for the paper. He became the chairman of International Press Centre Nieuwspoort between 2007 and 2011. He won the Anne Vondeling-award twice, in 1983 and 1994. [4]

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