Berber Verpoest (1983) is a freelance (video) journalist from Belgium.

He writes and shoots projects on a variety of topics such as the economy, human rights, energy and development for, De Standaard, MO* and Vranckx, among others. In 2010 he won the VVOJ's De Loep award for upcoming investigative journalists.

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Berber Verpoest

Supported projects

Le dernier refuge

  • Migration

BRUSSELS - In the heart of Brussels, a stone's throw from the Parliament and the Royal Palace, nearly 100 West African migrants occupy a squat. Divided into seven bedrooms. For six years now.

30 million chickens, none to be seen

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRAKEN - The Belgian city Braken on the Dutch border, has 1.2 million chickens among its inhabitants. They divide the village: inhabitants are tired of the smell, fine dust and heavy transport in their village. In order to objectify the discussion, the local government ordered an air quality study.


  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BELGIUM/INDIA - Kapelle-op-den-Bos is the birthplace of filmmaker Daniel Lambo. Life was good there, Daniel's father was a laborer and trade unionist in the local Eternit factory. The company was once one of the largest asbestos-producing multinationals in the world. Today we know the consequences of asbestos production and for many it's a problem of the past. However, the asbestos issue proves to be still actual when the activities of Eternit abroad are being scrutinized.

The Lunatic Express

  • Corruption
  • Industry

How did one of Africa's biggest investment companies spend the money they collected from international developments banks for the refurbishment of the Rift Valley Railway?

Beyond the wall

  • Armed conflict
  • Equality
  • Politics
  • Sport

GAZA - In Beyond the wall we follow two young Palestinians who face the many restrictions in Palestine on a daily basis but despite everything have decided to chase their dream. Sports and politics, in Palestine it's only a small step...


Belgian Minister of Finance Reynders mocks parliament

  • Finance
  • Politics

Due to the banking crisis the Belgian government had to bail out 4 major financial institutions in 2008 and 2009 to prevent them from bankruptcy. Fortis, KBC, Dexia and Ethias initially received more than 20 billion of tax payers' money which they will have to reimburse eventually. But which role does the government play in the meantime now that it acquired seats as an important stakeholder in the governing boards of these banks?