Jan De Deken (° 1985) is a freelance journalist and photographer. Since 2010 he has written reports in more than thirty countries.

Writes about international relations, social (in)justice, conflict &  development.

Published in: 
- Belgium: Knack, De Standaard, De Morgen, De Tijd, Het Laatste Nieuws, Radio 1 (among others)
- the Netherlands: Vrij Nederland, De Groene Amsterdammer, Elsevier, HP/De Tijd, Trouw, De Volkskrant, De Correspondent
- United States: The Daily Beast, Reason

Reported from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, China, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), El Salvador, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Uganda, United States (CA, HI, NV, NY, TX), Uruguay, Venezuela

Basic information

Name
Jan De Deken
Expertise
international relations, social (in)justice, conflict & development

Supported projects

Inocencia asesinada

  • Conflict
  • Health
  • Religion

"When I woke up in the hospital, there were police officers around me. They said that I had killed my child." Maria Teresa De Rivera is 34 when she gets a miscarriage on the toilet. Due to strict abortion laws in her country, she is sentenced to 40 years in prison. She not only loses a child, but also her freedom. Under pressure from, among others, the Catholic Church, El Salvador has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.

Why NGOs don't care about LGBT rights

  • Conflict
  • Equal opportunities
  • Charles Lewis

Uganda is known as one of the world's worst countries to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). LGBT people risk cell for fourteen years and are victims of violence and discrimination. Ugandan church leaders call to lynch them, political leaders use them as lightning rods for the real problems.