About me

[aside]I work as a journalist, writer and moderator.[/aside] As a journalist I write for Dutch national newspapers and magazines — among them de Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, Het Parool and the VPRO. I also write for Belgian issues like Knack Magazine. My writings are mostly politically oriented, with a focus on foreign affairs in Central Asia, America and Russia.

I have travelled a great many countries ranging from western societies like the United States or the Commonwealth, to more exotic or war bound places like Afghanistan, India, Middle East, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Russia or Abkhazia. I have written about my journeys in newspapers and travel magazines like Columbus Magazine.

As a moderator and presenter I host conferences, debates and interviews in the Netherlands and Belgium. Besides that, I lecture journalism and developments in our media landscape at the University of Amsterdam.