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Conny Mus

Portrait of Conny Mus.

Coenraad Willem (Conny) Mus (October 21, 1950 – August 20, 2010) † was a Dutch journalist, known as a correspondent for RTL Nieuws in Israel and the Middle East.

Biography

Conny Mus was born in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. After primary school he worked at an import/export company. At the age of 17, he traveled for the firm through countries like the former Yugoslavia and Romania. He wrote down all his experiences and sent them to regional newspapers in the Randstad.

In 1981 he moved to BRTN, and Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad.

In 1989 he became correspondent for RTL Nieuws on the Dutch commercial network station RTL Véronique (later RTL 4), stationed in Israel. For the news program, he made more than 1,300 reports. Mus mainly covered stories from the Middle East, including Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt, but also from such countries as Cambodia, Cyprus, Kosovo, and South-Africa. He also visited war zones for his reports, including the Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the 2006 War in Lebanon. In the last war, he escaped death three times.

He also made reports for the news program Het Nieuws on the Flemish commercial station vtm and for international news stations including the BBC and CNN.

Conny Mus died on August 20, 2010 of a cardiac arrest. At the time of death, he was visiting the Dutch city of Utrecht for a holiday.

External links

  • Nederlands Dagblad
  • Biography on RTL
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