I'm a Dutch multimedia storyteller living and working as an international correspondent in Brazil. I've been working in foreign desk reporting since 2006, first as a desk editor and later on as an international reporter for Dutch Radio 1 (VPRO). In 2012 It was time to follow my dream: to be an independent correspondent in Latin America. Brazil is an amazing continent-sized country that keeps surprising me on a daily base. I like telling stories about all facets of this fascinating society and about the other countries in this region. I work for radio, newspaper, magazines and television, mainly in Dutch also in English. I'm an experienced fixer for television and I'm available for international productions- on short notice if necessary. I've produced for TV in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Fortaleza and Mato Grosso do Sul (indigenous territory). I speak Brazilian-Portuguese as well as Spanish and I'm able to travel in the region.
'The children of Father Jan' (dubbed in English)- a TV report for the Dutch investigative television program Brandpunt. As a fixer, I tracked down the Belgian priest in Fortaleza and discovered that he was still working as a priest and that he still offered a bed to homeless children, although his shelter had been closed down in 2013, according to the authorities. I also discovered in the files of the Federal Prosecutor in Fortaleza that the Belgian authorities made a huge mistake in their international investigation request.