Kasper Goethals joined De Standaard as a staff writer in 2018. He has written about president Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, the revolution and war in Ukraine, the trek of migrants through the Sahara in Niger, and the return of a troubled former US army translator to his homeland Iraq. Before his work at De Standaard, Kasper worked for three years as a freelance reporter for Knack, De Groene Amsterdammer and international media. In 2015, he was the co-founder of The Caravan’s Journal, a collective of young freelance storytellers across Europe. His work was nominated for different press prizes in Belgium and The Netherlands, and in 2020, he won the national Belgian press prize (Belfius) for his reporting on Belgian gold dealer Alain Goetz in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kasper is currently based in Brussels, where he continues to cover an eclectic beat, ranging from politics to social issues. He has reported from over thirty countries in four continents.