Freelance profile

Veronique Mistiaen (VeroMedia)

Award-winning journalist writing about social and humanitarian issues, global development and the environment for the Guardian, Economist, Newsweek, Times, Telegraph, New Internationalist, Le Monde, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Positive News and other publications. Director of Positive News. Media trainer in Constructive Journalism and covering diversity. Bilingual English and French. Media work for NGOs, such as Plan International, Rainforest Alliance and the Aegis Trust. Lecturer at Arcadia U. and U. of Hertfordshire. Trainer with the Constructive Journalism Project, Media Diversity Institute and various social enterprises and charities, including the Big Issue

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Contact details:

Postcode: AL1 5LH
Region/nation: South East
Country: United Kingdom
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Telephone: 01727 759343
Mobile: +447941223771


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Feature writerRates: Print media
ReporterRates: Reporter
ResearcherRates: Researcher
TrainerRates: Teaching/training
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
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  • Current affairs
  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Environment and conservation
  • Social Sciences
  • Women's issues
  • Ethnic and minority
  • Arts/entertainment
  • Health and fitness
  • Charity/voluntary sector

Major clients:

  • Guardian
  • Economist
  • Times
  • Newsweek
  • Telegraph

Profile last updated: 2020-02-04 12:24:28

Extra information:

I am an award-winning journalist, passionate about social and humanitarian issues, global development, human rights and the environment. I like to tell people' stories and through them tackle broader issues. I prefer to look for a positive angle and present people doing incredible work, fighting and finding solutions rather than as victims. I have worked as an editor and reporter in the UK and US for the past 20 years.

I teach journalism at the University of Hertfordshire and Arcadia University.

I run short media/writing training for various social enterprises and charities, including Poached Creative and the Big Issue. I also run training on Contructive Journalism in the UK and internartionally, and workshops on reporting diversity and ethical journalism in regions of conflicts.

I also work with NGOs on increasing their global media presence, including writing and placing stories in national and international media outlets.

I am bilingual English/French.



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Port au Prince, Haiti © Veronique Mistiaen Port au Prince, Haiti
Interviewing AIDS orphans in Haiti
With Eline, a French shepherdess © Veronique Mistiaen With Eline, a French shepherdess
Following a shepherdess in the French Alps
Guinea © Veronique Mistiaen Guinea
Story on community radio in Guinea