Jeroen van Bergijk wins best covert journalism book award

Jeroen van Bergijk in the show

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Journalist Jeroen van Bergijk is the winner of the 2024 Bruce Prize, the award for best journalism book of the year. in Work undercover It highlights the dark side of the Dutch labor market.

In recent years, van Bergijk has worked undercover at Wehkamp, ​​, Uber and at the Ter Apel registration centre. He talks about the fear of being caught, the many ethical pitfalls of underground journalism and his growing aversion to constantly having to pretend to be something other than what he is.

He received the award from the chair of the jury, Annegret Wietsma. “Bruce was the first underground journalist in the Netherlands, so I think it’s great to win this particular award.” The award comes with a cash prize of 10,000 euros.


The jury says they admire his work. He added: “His work affects us. Undercover is one of the most powerful weapons a journalist can use. Van Bergijk faces the question of whether it is legitimate for his stories. We believe he has shown convincingly that it is necessary.” Jury.

The award for the best journalistic book in the Dutch language is an initiative of the Journalism Special Projects Fund. The winner was announced during the Press Book Night at Ruud Hoed in Amsterdam, during a live broadcast of the radio programme NOS with an eye on tomorrow.

Jeroen van Bergijk (1967) is a journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. He has written all the books about his work as an Uber driver and a “picker” at a distribution center Uber life And Inside at

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