Kasper Goethals is an investigative journalist and international reporter. He joined the longform desk of De Standaard as a staff writer in 2018.
In recent years Kasper has reported on the ground from forty countries. He has written about president Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, the war in Ukraine, the last northern white rhinos in the world, migrant smugglers in the Sahara, and a troubled US army translator who became a refugee in Europe, but later returned to his homeland Iraq. Before joining De Standaard Kasper worked for several years as a freelancer for Al Jareera English, Die Welle, Knack and others.
Over the last few years, Kasper’s work was nominated for several major journalism awards in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2020 he won the national Belgian press prize (Belfius) for his investigation about the Belgian gold trader Alain Goetz in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kasper holds and honours degree in international reporting from the journalism schools of Utrecht (NL) and Aarhus (DK).