Brussels-based freelance journalist

About me

Smoking in bunker; Sitting in bunkers near Klishchiivka (south of Bakhmut), soldiers of CODE9.2 operate drones and drop 3D-printed self-made bombs in Russian trenches while providing intel for assault units. October 10, 2023. Klishchiivka Ukraine

Hello! My name is Arnaud De Decker and I am a freelance journalist.

Arnaud De Decker (1995) is a Belgian journalist and international reporter with a focus on conflict, environment, migration and human rights.

He was born and raised in Brussels, the city that partially shaped him to who he is today and where he still lives. His work is mostly published in Dutch and French but he is also fluent in English and has notions of Spanish.

Arnaud’s work focuses on conflicts taking place around the world. He has been working all over Ukraine since the very beginning of the Russian invasion (2022), documenting the armed resistance and the impact on the civilian population. He spent most of his time in the eastern Donbas region, working as a correspondent for Het Laatste Nieuws and Het Nieuwsblad.

In recent years Arnaud reported from different countries including Mexico, Colombia, Guinea, and Morocco. He has written about the terrible flooding that hit Nepal in August 2017 and the situation in Turkey, where journalists and civilians where massively arrested during that same year after the failed coup.

His work is published in international media including Al Jazeera, Trouw, De Standaard, La Libre Belgique, De Morgen, Knack, VICE and others.

He graduated from the Erasmushogeschool in Brussels where he obtained a bachelor’s in journalism (2017). After that, he did a master in Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2019) and a postgraduate in International Investigative Journalism at the Thomas More Hogeschool (2020).

Publications I worked with

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of esteemed publications.