Jan De Deken (° 1985) is a Belgian 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

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

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Melting Land

  • Energy
  • Environment

AKIAK - In the fight against global warming, the Arctic is one of the most important front lines. There, the earth is warming three times faster than average.

Climate slaves

  • Environment
  • Migration
  • Human Rights
  • Social affairs

NEW DELHI - According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India is the most dangerous country in the world for women. Nowhere more girls are sold as slaves. In melting Himalayan glaciers, prolonged drought, devastating storms and disappearing islands, human traffickers found new allies. Floods make millions of people homeless, displaced women are easy victims.

Inocencia asesinada

  • Armed conflict
  • Healthcare
  • Religion

EL SALVADOR - "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

  • Armed conflict

UGANDA - 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.