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Paydesk has 60 journalists in Brussels. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Brussels are Ana Fota and Hafida BENYACOUB.

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Journalists in Brussels



Ana Fota

Brussels, Belgium
Ana Fota is a freelancer reporter based in Brussels, who covers a wide range of topics of European interest. Her work has been published by The New York Times, POLITICO, Euronews, The Parliament Magazine, The Brussels Times and more. 
Until recently, she worked for POLITICO Europe covering news Read moreand Romanian politics, including the country’s efforts to achieve its climate goals through renewable energy. 
Before moving to Brussels, Ana worked for The New York Times as part of their Manhattan newsroom, where she covered local news. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Fordham University in NY. During her free time, she enjoys visiting museums, reading or walking her dog.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Cultural

Hafida Benyacoub

Brussels, Belgium
Hafida Benyacoub is a seasoned journalist-reporter, translator, digital trainer, fixer, and photographer with a rich background in journalism and communication. Fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Italian, Benyacoub has built a career that spans various facets of media and content creation. Read moreAfter initially working for international companies in Europe, she transitioned to journalism in 2013, reporting from Brussels on Belgian and EU institutions for a British digital media outlet. Her work has been pivotal in covering a wide array of subjects, including international relations, politics, technology, health, and more.

Benyacoub's reporting has been instrumental in providing insights into significant global and regional events. She has covered the US Capitol invasion on January 6, 2021, offering detailed accounts of the protests and their implications for American democracy. Her investigative work into the applications of AI, such as ChatGPT, has revealed innovative 'meta' use cases. In the realm of international politics, she has shed light on the political dynamics of Northern Cyprus, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the strategic partnerships between Iraq and EU/NATO. Her journalism has also touched on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) investments in Ukraine, the Belgian military's NATO exercises, and the digital transformation in the Central Republic of Congo.

Beyond her reporting, Benyacoub has developed two media platforms: a tourism-focused outlet at www.traveltopcountrymag.com and redaconewsmedia. Since the onset of COVID-19, she has independently worked for digital media in the UK, Belgium, and other international outlets, covering diverse topics such as health, economy, transport, cybersecurity, intelligence, environment, food, and EU relations with foreign countries including Africa, the Middle East, China, and Vietnam. Additionally, she has leveraged her multilingual skills to moderate debates primarily in French and English, further establishing her as a versatile and influential voice in the field of journalism and media.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing
+4
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+10

Eleonora Vasques

Brussels, Belgium
Eleonora Vasques is a journalist based in Brussels, covering EU affairs and migration. I have been working in Brussels for more than two years, where I developed experies in EU policies and politics. I also worked as a press officer at the European Parliament before lading in the international Read morejournalism world.
Languages
Arabic English French
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+5
Skills
Politics Fact Checking

Gabriela Galindo

Brussels, Belgium
Gabriela Galindo is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in EU policy and affairs, namely the agriculture, food and environmental sectors, and their crossovers with the competition, trade and health policy arenas. 

Other areas of coverage: European social affairs, French Read morepolitics, Belgian politics, civil rights.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+10

Peyman Aref

Brussels, Belgium
Peyman Aref is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
He is Iranian who writes in Persian , Turkish and English.
He is Middle East expert with special expertise about Turkey.
Languages
Arabic Azerbaijani English
+4
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Politics War Reporter Media Training
+2

Brieuc Debontridder

Brussels, Belgium
Photographer and media producer and social impact management specialist, I have lived and worked in central and west Africa for 7 years and I'm now back to Belgium. Throughout my photo and audiovisual work, I tend to question stereotypes and highlight initiatives that place human and nature at the Read morecore of their approach.

For more info on my work, check my website: brieucdebontridder.com
Languages
English Spanish French
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Science & Environment Arts & Books Natural Disasters
+8

Sam Morgan

Brussels, Belgium
I am a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. I specialise in energy, environment and transport reporting but also write and comment on European politics and current affairs in general.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Beatriz Rios

Brussels, Belgium
Beatriz Rios is a reporter, broadcast journalist and events moderator based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
English Spanish French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+4

Maria Udrescu

Brussels, Belgium
I am currently working as a journalist for the belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, for the International Section. Born in Bucharest in 1991, I have been living in Belgium since I was 10 years old. Experiencing two cultures has been an amazing opportunity, that sparked my interest in international Read moreaffairs, and especially journalism. I cover EU affairs, with a focus on Rule of law, Migration, Eastern European countries, but also USA politics.
Languages
English French Romanian
Services
Research Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Brian Maguire

Brussels, Belgium
Brian Maguire is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.

Brian Maguire: Short Biography

Brussels-based journalist, producer and broadcaster, Brian Maguire, specialises in European politics and business; producing short documentary films exploring Europe’s competing policy dimensions. He Read morehosts live radio and television debates with European Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament and independent experts, and was co-anchor for one of the live European Presidential debates during the 2014 elections. He also presents the EURACTIV series ‘The Presidency’ and ‘Over A Coffee’.

A graduate in Government and Law, he has worked across a broad range of publications, especially within the business-to-business sector. A specialist in corporate and political communications, his clients include start-ups, SMEs, blue chip companies, and NGOs with a human rights focus. 

Follow on Twitter: @BrianMaguireEU
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Business Current Affairs Fact Checking

Kira Taylor

Brussels, Belgium
I'm an energy and environment multimedia journalist, based in Brussels. I specialise in EU politics and EU policy, particularly around energy, climate, environment and circular economy. I've covered stories, both on the politics and practicalities of these topics. Previously, I was an investigative Read morejournalist with Coda Story in the Republic of Georgia and political journalist in the south-west of England.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Climate Change Fact Checking

Lorenzo Di Stasi

Brussels, Belgium
I am a Brussels-based independent journalist fond of European Union's affairs, migrations and social issues. Always a human being.
Languages
English French Italian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Research
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Sports
+4

Marie-Flore Pirmez

Brussels, Belgium
Marie-Flore Pirmez is a freelance journalist based in Brussels, who covers a wide range of topics of local to national or European interest. She mainly works with long-form independent news outlets, always with keen interest in social justice, democracy, gender, education and youth, environment, Read morearts and digital cultures. A voracious eater of podcasts and documentaries, she also believes in the revival of print journalism.
Languages
English French Dutch
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Karen Mchugh

Brussels, Belgium
Karen McHugh is an Irish journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
Freelance writer for UITP and The Bulletin. I write on public transport, cities, culture, music, Brussels
Languages
English French
Services
Feature Stories Research Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment
+5

Olaf Bruns

Brussels, Belgium
Hi there,

I'm a media-allrounder journalist (TV, print, online and audio) 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 Read morenewspaper journalist and becoming 15 years later the Deputy Brussels Bureau Chief of the European current affairs TV network Euronews. 5 years ago I ventured into an exciting new life of freelance journalism.

So do get in touch for:

• Conference moderations (EU affairs, sustainability, economics, human rights and social questions)
• Podcast production
• Video production
• Media training

Also check my Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/obruns/
Languages
German English French
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+13

Rafiek Madani

Brussels, Belgium
Rafiek MADANI is a journalist general news based in Brussels, Belgium. podcast video phone 
Coverage : Economy-Foreign Affairs-Health-Food-Research-Justice-Transport-Energy-Competition, analyses Europe, North America, Mediterranean, Asia ; would be a nice report I can provide you: research-Read moreanalysis-report
Moderator in webinars
Photographer
Feel free to contact me as soon as possible.
Languages
Arabic English French
+1
Services
Content Writing Research Investigative Journalism
+5
Skills
Finance Politics Current Affairs
+9

Lorelei Mihala

Brussels, Belgium
Lorelei Mihala is a Romanian journalist based in Brussels who can cover topics from Belgium and Romania. 

I am writing for BBC News and I have nineteen years of experience as a TV journalist for the Romanian public television. 

As a TV journalist and editor, I am responsible for delivering TV Read moreprogrammes from the stage of research, establishing the interviews, coordinating the footage team on spot, making the interviews, writing the script and editing the stories.
During sixteen years of experience I have been working and getting experience in some of the most important fields of TV productions, from talk shows to investigations, from daily live youngsters' programmes to cultural and  morning shows, coordinating small teams on spot or big TV crews for a live production. I have been covering social and investigative issues, such as corruption in spending European Union funds, poverty, minorities' rights, migration, injustice, the health system conditions, European Union topics, with a specific focus, lately, on aid for development, travel stories.
I was the producer of morning shows and cultural programmes, coordinating the budget and the TV live broadcast.
Languages
English French Italian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+13
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+13

Raluca Besliu

Brussels, Belgium
I am a freelance journalist originally from Romania. In the past three years, I have published over 400 articles on topics, ranging from political affairs in Eastern Europe to environmental abuses in African countries. Some of the publications that I have contributed to include Al Jazeera (http://Read morewww.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/profile/raluca-besliu-.html), Yale Global (http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china-and-us-court-africa) and CNN iReport (http://ireport.cnn.com/people/RalucaBesliu).

I extensively cover European and African subjects. 

I am also a photographer. You can find some of my photos on Getty Images iStock: https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/raluca-besliu-?phrase=raluca%20besliu%20&sort=best
Languages
English Spanish French
+3
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+5
Skills
Fact Checking

Cecilia Sandoval

Brussels, Belgium
Cecilia Belén Sandoval is a journalist, film director and camerawoman from Argentina based in Brussels, Belgium. 
Currently she works as assistant producer from Svet Solutions Media a Media Agency and broadcasting production.
Languages
Portuguese
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Breaking News

Alexandra Brzozowski

Brussels, Belgium
Alexandra Brzozowski is a Brussels-based journalist specialised in European affairs. For EURACTIV, she covers European security and defence policy, Eastern Europe and Arctic policy. Also occasionally found on Zenger News.
Languages
German English Polish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+3
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Breaking News
+2

James Crisp

Brussels, Belgium
James Crisp is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. He is the Brussels correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, covering the EU, Belgium and Brexit. Over the last seven years, he has covered EU politics, financial services and energy regulation for MLex, EurActiv, The Sun and the New Statesman. Read moreHe is avaliable for broadcast interview and for event moderation.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Politics Fact Checking

Michele Calamaio

Brussels, Belgium
Digital Communication Manager at UNESCO | Google News Initiative at La Repubblica | Finance Reporter at Reuters | Multimedia Producer at Associated Press | Social Media Content at EU Commission | Documentary Filmmaker at TotalEU
Languages
English Spanish Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs War Reporter
+7

Jack Parrock

Brussels, Belgium
Jack Parrock is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. He is specialised in live and packaged TV and radio news and moderating live events.
Languages
German Greek English
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Finance Politics Current Affairs
+10

Josef Cutajar

Brussels, Belgium
Josef Cutajar is a freelance journalist based in Brussels, Malta, South Tyrol Italy.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+7

Ryan Heath

Brussels, Belgium
Ryan Heath is a Australian - Belgian journalist based in New York and Washington DC.
Ryan heads POLITICO’s global news product: as author of Global Translations and co-host of the franchise’s podcast. Until 2019 Ryan was Political Editor of POLITICO Europe, leading coverage of the 2019 European Read moreelection, hosting the EU Confidential podcast and writing the Brussels Playbook.
20 years experience of print, radio, television and online journalism.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+4
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