Arthur Debruyne (1986) is a freelance journalist and writes for MO *, De Tijd, De Morgen, De Standaard and De Groene Amsterdammer, mainly about human rights and migration. 


Arthur Debruyne
Mensenrechten, Migratie, Mexico

Supported projects

The Mexican method

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM - In Belgium and the Netherlands, Mexican laborers have raised a new branch of the drug industry: crystal meth. Arthur Debruyne portrays all those involved. 'Buying gloves? Just tell those mexi to work'.

The way to El Dorado

  • Armed conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Organised crime
  • Politics
  • Security

Strikingly absent in the American political debate: the issue of the Central American refugee crisis. Journalist Arthur Debruyne traveled along the migration route between Mexico and the United States.

Hungary's depopulation

  • Migration
  • Politics

More and more Hungarians are moving to other EU countries, with the United Kingdom leading the way. Last year, emigration rose by 46 percent. It is very difficult to make ends meet in Hungary, say those who leave, but corruption, the new laws restricting freedoms and the xenophobic political climate also play a role.

The second life of your waste

  • Innovation
  • Environment

BELGIUM/KENYA - The idea that electronic waste is carelessly dumped in the remote corners of the globalised world is outdated. Everyone wants to get the materials out of our old computers and televisions, including the EU. Arthur Debruyne and Sam Sermon investigated illegal export, e-waste recycling in Kenya and Belgium, and the built-in obsolescence that gives electro-appliances an ever shorter lifespan.