He studied General Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam with specialisation semantics and textanalysis. He became j ournalist in 1984, and s pecialised on multicultural journalism, portrayal, the relation between media and minorities.
1984- 1991 Coördinator of the monthly anti-racist magazine Afdruk
From 2000 -2003 he was coordinator of the Working Group Migrants & Media of the Dutch Federation of Journalist. And since 1994 he participated in international projects around media and minorities. Contributions to international conferences in Brussels , London , Solingen , Helsinki , Stockholm , Vienna , Mantova, Bilbao and Amsterdam .
He published articles in books like Media and Minorities (Sdu); and Moslims, the Anger and the West (Bulaaq); Art in movement, Culture and Migration (Sdu).
Bart Top gives also advises and workshops in the field of culture and diversity (Dutch Council of Culture)
Since 2000 he is director of his own dynamic office for projects on media, culture and diversity.
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