Wouter Elsen is a video- and photo journalist living in Leuven, Belgium. For 2 years, he lived in Burkina Faso.

Wouter Elsen studied journalism and international cooperation North-South in Belgium. He works as a freelance video and photo journalist whose work has featured in Belgian (VRT, MO*) and international media (The Globe and Mail, The New York Times).

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Wouter Elsen

Supported projects

The Cotton Connection

  • Agriculture
  • Industry

Early 2016 Burkina Faso announced its withdrawal from the genetically modified cotton introduced by multinational Monsanto eight years before. The Cotton Connection investigation shows that the American company made huge mistakes, but is not the only actor to be criticised.