Arthur Debruyne is Belgian independent journalist based in Mexico City.

He covers events in the region for Belgian, Dutch and American media, focusing on human rights issues, conflict and development. Arthur studied Spanish and French language and literature and journalism in Brussels and Barcelona.

Basic information

Arthur Debruyne
human rights, conflict and development, Mexico

Supported projects

The Mexican method

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime
BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM - In Belgium and the Netherlands, Mexican laborers have raised a new branch of the drug industry: crystal meth. Arthur Debruyne portrays all those involved. 'Buying gloves? Just tell those mexi to work'.

Fish & Ships: Europe’s fishing deals in West Africa

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

In the imbalance of power in Europe’s fishing deals with West African countries, locals get the short end of the stick.

The way to El Dorado

  • Armed conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Organised crime
  • Politics
  • Security

Strikingly absent in the American political debate: the issue of the Central American refugee crisis. Journalist Arthur Debruyne traveled along the migration route between Mexico and the United States.

Hungary's depopulation

  • Politics
  • Migration

More and more Hungarians are moving to other EU countries, with the United Kingdom leading the way. Last year, emigration rose by 46 percent. It is very difficult to make ends meet in Hungary, say those who leave, but corruption, the new laws restricting freedoms and the xenophobic political climate also play a role.

The second life of your waste

  • Environment

BELGIUM/KENYA - The idea that electronic waste is carelessly dumped in the remote corners of the globalised world is outdated. Everyone wants to get the materials out of our old computers and televisions, including the EU. Arthur Debruyne and Sam Sermon investigated illegal export, e-waste recycling in Kenya and Belgium, and the built-in obsolescence that gives electro-appliances an ever shorter lifespan.