Anneleen Ophoff

Transmedia journalist with a focus on human rights 

As a journalist

I make tv-documentaries, magazines and multimedia features.

As a producer

I create visual and immersive stories with impact

As a speaker

I give talks, lectures and workshops on transmedia storytelling and intersectional journalism


Recent projects


Scorching the earth

This TV documentary takes a look at the socio-economic and political trends behind the increasing amount of wildfires in Bolivia.


When protests take over

An interview-based article about the effect of Israel’s war in Gaza and the pro-Palestine protests on the boundaries between activism and journalism.


Complicating the narratives

Creation of a two-part, interactive course module teaching Complicating the Narratives to European journalists. Commissioned by Transitions Online.


Harvesting Heat

This article looks at how increasingly hot summers are impacting the lives of migrant workers in Spain and Italy’s greenhouse farms. 
Awarded the Global Media Award on Labour Migration by the International Labour Organization.


ENTR is a YouTube consortium by young journalists from DW, France Médias Monde and partners all over Europe. is the newest added channel to the list and complements already existing ENTR channels in English, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, and Bulgarian.


The life and death of Sanda Dia

An upcoming series from Adil El Arbi and Nabil Ben Yadir about Sanda Dia, who was 20 years old when he died as a result of a brutal, dehumanising hazing to join the elite KU Leuven fraternity Reuzegom in December 2018. 


National Parks of Europe aims to build the first online overview of all national parks on the European continent, combined with do-it-yourself adventures and inspiring stories.


From the borders of the Union

In this magazine, Are We Europe travels to the borders of the EU, to take a people-centred look at how (non-)membership affects lives and identities.


The last surviving Bielski Brother

VR Testimony recounting the story of the Bielski partisans, a unit of resistance fighters who rescued Jewish people from extermination and fought the German occupiers and their collaborators in the forests of German-occupied Poland (now western Belarus). On behalf of the USC Shoah Foundation.


The New Resistance 

A YouTube series for Vice World News portraying the work and lives of climate activists around the world, with the Belgian part focussing on the work of Anuna Dewever and Adélaïde Charlier.


News Impact Summit (by European Journalism Centre)

Workshop on transmedia storytelling, teaching how to build a story ecosystem to bring immersive stories across multiple platforms, to multiple audiences.


International Journalism Week (by iMEdD)

Workshop on transmedia storytelling and closing remarks on the power of print.


My Endo

MyEndo is a modern love story that intimately captures a young couple’s struggle with the chronic illness endometriosis.



Motion picture from Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah about two Belgian-Morrocon brothers who join the fighting in Syria, and the plight of their mother.


Shrinking civic space and the future of journalism (by Hostwriter)

Panel on shrinking civic space, new media, democracy and the future of journalism.


Live Radio @ Boom Cafe

Pop-up radio show at the collaborative café Boom, in Brussels, to talk about sustainability and ecology as news stories.


Live radio @ Jackie

Pop-up radio show at one of Brussels’ best coffee bars, Jackie, to give you an exclusive view into our newsroom.


Down to earth

Europe’s land, if shared equally, should be enough to sustain all those who live on it. But not in practice. This magazine raises the question: who works the land—and who does it belong to?

journalist, director & camera

Building on tainted soil

This tv documentary takes a contemporary look at the boarding schools which stamped out Native American culture in Oklahoma, US.


Beyond the headlines of war

While newsfeeds are saturated with numbers and facts about the war, this magazine focuses on the people, identities and cultures in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries.


Vranckx & Byloo, episode 12

Are revolutions contagious? In this episode of the current affairs podcast by VRT, we talk about the rumours of electoral fraud in Bolivia and the ensuing protests.


The trolls who cried Wolf

From oral history to memes, and ultimately, to life-threatening conspiracy theories: false narratives have been around for a while. This interactive evening uses poetry, panel discussions and a magazine launch to show which forms disinformation takes today. Organised in collaboration with and hosted at De Buren.


The 7th value

The European project was founded on a set of shared values. This six-episode podcast series investigates whether they have withstood the test of time.


The Queer Issue

Are We Europe’s 11th magazine: The Queer Issue gathers stories from around Europe, taking a journey through the contemporary LGBTQ+ landscape. 


Weathering the storm

This feature for Vox Magazine investigates how social and racial inequalities are exacerbated during low-attention disasters. The magazine package was awarded the Mark of Excellence Award by the Society for Professional Journalists in the United States (region 7).


Portrait of a pigeon racer

This multimedia story takes a visual deep-dive into Belgium’s subculture of pigeon keeping.

journalist & producer

Tussen oorlog en leven

Live tv-show and interactive exhibition about the seemingly neverending wars in Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan. In collaboration with Warner Bros Belgium.


Breaking Europe

YouTube-series about the dreams and fears of European young people, with Yassine Atari and Rudi Vranckx, for VRT NWS and StuBru.

journalist & producer

Wat doe jij?

Interactive crowdsourcing platform with stories about citizen aid for refugees, for Vranckx at Canvas.

journalist & producer


Travel through Europe with a video box that asks citizens for their opinion on hot topics, for VRT NU.

journalist & producer

100 stemmen

Series of video portraits about the diversity within the Flemish Muslim community, for Vranckx at VRT NWS. Awarded the Diversity in News Award.


Nomaden @ FOMU

Exhibition with work by young photographers, in collaboration with Canvas and FotoMuseum Antwerp.

journalist & producer

Imagine Mosul

Following an emotional news report from a destroyed music academy in Mosul, we shot a tv documentary, organised a country-wide collection of musical instruments and a live music show in Flagey with Iraqi musicians.

journalist & producer

Mama Congo

360° shortdocs with stories of six strong women from the Democratic Republic of Congo and subsequent video reports for VRT NWS.

journalist & producer

VR @ AfricaMuseum

Interactive 360° experience for visitors to the AfricaMuseum with six contemporary stories about daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

journalist & producer

Een dag als geen ander

Interactive web documentary about the terror attacks in Brussels, for Vranckx and Pano at VRT NWS.

Awarded the Belfius Press Prize.


Melting pot

These stack of 8 cards brings you recipes from the diaspora stories and combines them with stories about home, roots and belonging. 


Twintig jaar na de genocide

Series of articles commemorating the Rwandan genocide in MO* Magazine, from the rise of comedy to the life of twenty-year olds, born in 1994.

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