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ANDREA DIJKSTRA

Journalist, Co-Founder

My name is Andrea Dijkstra and I’m a passionate freelance multimedia journalist from the Netherlands. I’m based in Nairobi, Kenya, but also travel on a regular basis to other countries in East- and Southern Africa to produce written articles and radio reports about all kinds of topics, from human rights to entrepreneurship and from conflicts to climate change.

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I work for international media (like Deutsche Welle English, Al Jazeera English and Le Monde Afrique), for Dutch media (like Het Parool, Vrij Nederland and NPO Radio 1) and Belgian media (like De Tijd and Knack Magazine). I also produce videos for organizations like Amref Health Africa, the Clinton Foundation and the Rutgers Stichting, in collaboration with photographer and videographer Jeroen van Loon.

Before I moved to Africa in 2011, I worked as an editor for the NCRV NPO Radio 1 desk and press office Novum Nieuws in the Netherlands and as a freelance foreign journalist, doing stories in for example Afghanistan, Brazil and Indonesia. From 2011 till 2016, I did a journalistic road trip together with photographer Jeroen van Loon through twenty African countries: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, South-Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and South-Africa. Thanks to this journey, we met so many different people, learned about the diversity of this puzzling continent and covered numerous of stories in all these different countries.

I am available for media assignments throughout Africa. Also, I am available for storytelling, production and training assignments.

Do you need more information? Have a look at my CV or get in contact with me.

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JEROEN VAN LOON

Photographer, Co-Founder

My name is Jeroen van Loon and I’m a passionate freelance photographer and videographer from the Netherlands. I’m based in Nairobi, Kenya, but also travel on a regular basis to other countries in Africa for photography and videography assignments. 

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I work for international media (like Deutsche Welle English, Al Jazeera English and Le Monde Afrique), for Dutch media (like Het Parool, Vrij Nederland and NPO Radio 1) and Belgian media (like De Tijd and Knack Magazine). I also produce videos for organizations like Amref Health Africa, the Clinton Foundation and the Rutgers Stichting, in collaboration with journalist Andrea Dijkstra.

Before I moved to Africa in 2011, I worked as a freelance photographer in the Netherlands for Dutch magazines like Marie Claire, Flair, Viva, Avant Garde, Esquire and NL20. Furthermore, I became one of the photographers of Photo Agency Hollandse Hoogte. As a freelance photographer I also did reports in countries like Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and Indonesia. From 2011 till 2016, I did a journalistic road trip together with journalist Andrea Dijkstra through twenty African countries: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, South-Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and South-Africa. Thanks to this journey, we met so many different people, learned about the diversity of this puzzling continent and covered numerous of stories in all these different countries.

I am available for media assignments throughout Africa. Also, I am available for photography and video assignments for NGO’s and other organizations.

Do you need more information? Have a look at my CV or get in contact with me.

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