Anoek Hofkens is an editor (online and TV) at the Dutch daily talk show Jinek.

Prior to that, she worked for the feminist monthly magazine OpzijNRC Nextand OneWorld.

She has been on several reporting missions abroad, including the United States (2017), Suriname (2010, 2012, 2014) and Uganda (2013). Her work focuses on global developments from the perspective of the individual. She studied Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and Journalism at the Fontys College for Journalism.

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Anoek Hofkens
global developments

Supported projects

The slavery of care: Bulgarian women working in the West as caregivers

  • Healthcare
  • Organised crime
  • Work

SOFIA - The story focuses on the plight of cash-strapped Bulgarian women who come to Belgium and the Netherlands as posted workers to care for elderly people who want to spend the last months or years of their life in their own home, instead of in a retirement home. The investigation focuses on one of the main players on the market offering such services, Seniorcare24.