Arno Van Rensbergen is a Belgian freelance journalist.

During his studies in history and international politics at the University of Antwerp he developed an interest in journalism. He was editor-in-chief at Verrekijkers magazine, a quarterly magazine on development cooperation, culture and international politics. He is project manager for the journalist collective The Caravan’s Journal, where he follows democratization processes around the world.

Basic information

Name
Arno Van Rensbergen
Expertise
democtratization
Country
Belgium
City
Antwerpen

Supported projects

Living at the border

  • Human Rights
  • Migration

MELILLA - The Spanish enclave of Melilla, geographically part of Africa, politically part of the European Union, is located on Morocco's northern coast. The border between the continents here consists of a triple fence with countless pits and guard posts.

Orania

  • Human Rights
  • Politics

ORANIA - Until thirty years ago, white Afrikaners dominated South Africa, today they feel like a threatened minority. The monopoly on agricultural land is disappearing, their culture is under pressure and many feel unsafe in the big cities. More and more Afrikaners are turning their backs on the rainbow nation. In Orania, the country's most contested village, they want to preserve their identity.

Persian Picnics

  • Religion

IRAN - The Iranians are caught between two fires today. On the one hand they suffer the American sanctions, on the other hand there are many domestic issues to overcome. During the "Nowruz" period, we investigated this stifling position with various teams across Iran. The story about Nowruz transcends borders and identities.