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Paydesk has 60 researchers in Brussels. Our researchers, usually professionally trained journalists, can perform: competitive analysis, economic analysis, industry and sector analysis as well as background research.

Our top researchers in Brussels are Peyman Aref and Quentin Ariès.

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Researchers in Brussels



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

Quentin Ariès

Brussels, Belgium
Quentin Ariès is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
English French
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+8
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+6

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

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

Kait Bolongaro

Brussels, Belgium
Kait Bolongaro is an award-winning online and broadcast journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
German English Spanish
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

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

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

Andrew Byrne

Brussels, Belgium
Andrew Byrne is a Europe correspondent based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
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

Elena Cavallone

Brussels, Belgium
I am a hard working and result-oriented multilingual journalist with six years of experience in European news coverage. Enthusiastic about telling human stories behind politics. Covering the activities of the EU institutions and beyond with a marked focus on migration, climate change, women’s Read morerights, and other social justice matters. A talented researcher with excellent ability to investigate, write, edit, and present news in an efficient way to meet tight deadlines.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+9

Tony Connelly

Brussels, Belgium
Tony Connelly is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. Tony is employed as Europe Editor for RTE News, Ireland’s broadcaster. He covers all aspects of EU and European affairs, in particular Brexit
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

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

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

Thomas Cytrynowicz

Brussels, Belgium
www.thomascytrynowicz.com

Thomas Cytrynowicz is a multimedia journalist based between Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

Passionate about global issues such as climate change, access to education and humanitarian intervention, Thomas combines his skills in filmmaking with academic knowledge Read moreand journalism training to tell stories that matter in an engaging yet nuanced fashion.

His masters in international development is the breeding ground for his focus on the non-for-profit and public institutional sector. More than an agile filmmaker, his analytical mind is a great tool to convey complex issues onto the screen.

He also continues to work as a documentary photographer and expedition leader in remote places.

When not on a film shoot, you can find him in the mountains of Central Asia riding a motorcycle.
Languages
English French Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment
+6

Jacki Davis

Brussels, Belgium
Jacki Davis is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.

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

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

Khaled Diab

Brussels, Belgium
Khaled Diab is an award-winning freelance journalist, blogger and writer who is currently based in Belgium. He has previously been based in Tunis, Jerusalem, Brussels, Geneva and Cairo. 

Khaled writes for leading publications in Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Asia. He also Read moreproduces audiovisual content and appears regularly as a commentator and analyst in the media. Khaled blogs at www.chronikler.com, and tweets at @DiabolicalIdea. 

Khaled is the author of two books: Islam for the Politically Incorrect (Gilgamesh, 2017) and Intimate Enemies: Living with Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land (Guardian, 2014).
Languages
Arabic English Dutch
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Sofia Djavad

Brussels, Belgium
Sofia Djavad is a journalist student based in Brussels, Belgium. 
Being half Pashtun, half Russian while growing up in Belgium helped her acquire the set of languages she knows now. 
Having this multicultural background and have traveled to over 20 countries gives her a good insight in different Read morecultures and people.
She is mainly here to gain experience where needed
Languages
German English Spanish
+4
Services
Content Writing Photography Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

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

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

Sabela Gonzalez

Brussels, Belgium
Sabela Gonzalez is a researcher journalist specialized in migration, democracy and Human Rights.
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs War Reporter
+6

Clothilde Goujard

Brussels, Belgium
Clothilde Goujard is a POLITICO journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+4

Nick Gutteridge

Brussels, Belgium
Nick Gutteridge is a freelance journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
Languages
English
Services
Corporate Content Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Politics Fact Checking

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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