Hi there, I'm a media-allrounder journalist (TV, print, online and radio) and a multilingual conference moderator (English, French, German, Italian and Dutch), based in Brussels, Belgium. During my 20+ years in the industry, I learned the tricks of the trade from scratch, starting as a local newspaper journalist and becoming 15 years later the Deputy Brussels Bureau Chief of the European current affairs TV network Euronews. Currently, I'm a freelancer with quite diverse jobs: • Deputy editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Progressive Post, reviewer for several Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) publications including white papers on Migration, the populist Far-Right and the #MeToo movement • Reported segments for the Euronews television network • Worked on documentary film projects: ‘Splendid Separation’, ‘DDR, mon amour!’ • Media training conducted for the British Armed Forces, via Crown Media • Teacher at Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales, a university-level Brussels journalism school • Conference moderation, including for the European Commission, FEPS, World Water Week, European Development Days Also check my Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/obruns/
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My showreel with bits of TV presentation; reports on illegal immigration or simply World Cup football matches; live breaking news coverage (Charlie Hebdo in Paris), interviews with the like of the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders or the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Adel al-Jubeir.