Episode 52: Rob ZijlstraFirst aired: Friday, 27 November 2015 at 18.32 hours
The Peter R. de Vries from the North? Rob Zijlstra, court reporter, talks with Jan van Friesland.
Born in Harlingen and started at the Leekster Courant Rob Zijlstra, journalist, who writes about crime in the North. Murders, rape cases, all major and minor crimes, he follows them with great interest and precision. Though trained as a journalist, yet you will not give him a hidden camera to chase criminals.
Zijlstra puts accurate picture of crime and case by following matters to the court. Day in and day out is its characteristic shape visible on the stand, and the judges and officers know him and his pen. "If I am there they sometimes behave differently." Via Twitter, Facebook and the newspaper he takes the vicissitudes in the spotlight. He takes it as an everyday story, entirely in his own measured steep: "And so it may happen that the Groningen District Court in September 2015 should consider a birthday party in June 2013 'Zijlstra won with his work the Press Award 2010 and the prestigious Jack van Veen Price. Has he ever been in court?