Tine Danckaers (° 1970) works for the Belgian magazine MO * since its launch in 2003. She focuses on the turbulent Middle East and follows the theme of asylum and migration, at the micro and macro level.
Danckaers studied Journalism at the Lessius Hogeschool in Mechelen and an additional course in Language & Literature at the Open University. Afterwards she went to work as an independent communications advisor, which she combined with a job with the publication service of 11.11.11. In 2005 she received a scholarship from the Pascal Decroos Fund for a report on illegal houses in East Jerusalem (2005) and the Palestinian Occupied Territories that she visited several times. With a second grant she went to the Iraqi-Kurdish region and Afghanistan for reports on deported asylum seekers from Belgium and Europe. Tine Danckaers also traveled to Turkey for reports about the Kurds and the Fethullah Gülen movement. She followed the illegal migration route from the Greek Evros to Patra, traveled with a tourist visa to Bahrain to report the popular uprising and visited Yemen just before the Arab spring erupted.