I am an investigative journalist covering and researching underreported environmental, (wildlife) trade and health stories worldwide. My interest is in telling stories that cross borders and show the complex realities of human life. I have reported for publications from more than fifteen countries in Europe and Africa, including for ARTE, BBC News, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Sunday Times, NRC Handelsblad, Deutsche Welle en De Groene Amsterdammer. I have been awarded various grants for reporting projects worldwide, am an International Press Institute (IPI) Fellow and won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.
Reportage on the devastating international trade in tropical marine fish for The Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Article for the National Public Radio (NPR) on the rehabilitation of a former Ebola Treatment Unit to a primary school during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Reportage on the devastating international trade in tropical marine fish for The Groene Amsterdammer.
Two-page article on the worldwide aquarium fish trade in science section the Saturday newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
This immersive project, Smoke and Mirrors, uses photos, videos, and infographics to show the scale and significance of the indoor cooking killer. It explores the intertwined issues of Malawi’s health crisis and looks at the solutions and people affected.
Feature-length article about the devastating Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Groene Amsterdammer (Dutch).
Just when they thought the hell of war was behind them, life got worse. Girls as young as 12 are being married off for money in sham ceremonies to Saudi men, used and abused for sex, and then abandoned. Olivia Acland and Ingrid Gercama meet the traumatised victims and investigate a sickening sex trade in Jordan. Feature length article for the Sunday Times.
From the deadly smoke used in cooking over an open fire in Guatemala to the contaminated waste produced by a tanneries in Bangladesh, pollution is taking its toll on our air, water, and soil. Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis, featuring the work of Pulitzer Center journalists reporting from 11 countries, highlights the consequences of new and old technologies—focusing on environmental concerns, risks, challenges, and possible solutions. Article on indoor air pollution in Malawi for the Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting. Ebook available for $2,27 on Kindle via Amazon.