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Kasper is a foreign correspondent for De Standaard, working on special reporting projects around the world. His work also appears in Al Jazeera English, De Groene Amsterdammer and other media.
Since he started working (first as a freelancer) in 2015, Kasper has reported from over twenty countries in four continents. Most of his work deals with migration, but it also includes in-depth reports from Venezuela, Ukraine, Uganda, Russia and Qatar.
Kasper is most proud of his story on the EU’s efforts to stop migrants in the desert of Niger, his investigation into the total collapse of socialist Venezuela, his longread from Russian Kaliningrad and his portrait of Murad’s desperate journey back to Iraq.
Many of the above-mentioned stories were collaborations with Coen van de Ven, Olivia Kortas and Johannes De Bruycker. After graduating in 2015, Kasper and his friends founded the journalistic cross-border collective The Caravan’s Journal. The members of the collective continue to travel and report together across borders.
Before joining De Standaard, in May 2017, Kasper had worked for two years as an independent international reporter, contributing to Al Jazeera, De Morgen, Die Welt, Vrij Nederland, Knack, Le Vif and many others. He holds a BA in Print Journalism from Ghent and an Honors degree in International Reporting from the Media Schools of Utrecht and Aarhus.
In 2018 Kasper and Coen van de Ven’s story on a road trip through Central and Eastern Europe was nominated for the Best Report Award of the Dutch fund Freepress Unlimited.
In 2019 Kasper was nominated for the De Loep, Belgium and The Netherland’s leading investigative journalism prize. His story – ‘I was a slave, what else would you call working in construction without getting paid?’ – detailed cases of serious exploitation of Ukrainians across different businesses in Belgium.