Veronique Mistiaen

Instructor, London Center

Veronique Mistiaen earned her MA of Journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She holds BAs with honors in both Criminology and Communications from the University of Louvain, Belgium. She has been a freelance journalist since 1992 writing about social issues and trends, human rights, development, health and the environment for leading newspapers and magazines in the UK and US. She also works on media projects with NGOs, such as Plan International, Oxfam and the Aegis Trust. She has performed editorial duties for Le Journal Français d'Amérique, San Francisco, CA. Plexus, and Connexions, both in Oakland, CA. In 1989, she was nominated by the Boston Herald for a Pulitzer Prize. She was awarded first prize from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for natural resources reporting, also in 1989.

Recent works:

They are destroying Michelangelo's mountain to make toothpaste, Reader's Digest, July 2011. A 2,500-word investigation into the destruction of the precious Carrara marble mountain in Tuscany.

Economist online, May, 2011: 1000-word article on the revival of the Ultimate Victorian Travel Guide for Women by the Royal Geographic Society.

Guardian, Saturday May 21, 2011:  1,800-word article on Ursula Sladek who won the 2011 Goldman environmental Prize for creating one of the first green energy co-op in Europe.

My Uncle, the Tyrant, New Internationalist, March 02, 2011. 'Uncle' Saddam was a constant and sinister presence in Zainab Salbi's childhood years. She grew up determined to fight injustice and to speak out and went on to found humanitarian organization Women for Women International.

Mothers of the Soil, The Caravan, India, February 2013.  A widely popular reality television show in Tanzania turns the spotlight on women who feed the world.

I’m a farmer, get me out of here – Farming in Tanzania, Economist online, December 18, 2012.

Iran, 1988 – Judgment Time, Economist online, October 30, 2012.  The Iran Tribunal ruled that the Islamic Republic of Iran has committed crimes against humanity during the bloody decades of the 1980s.

Interview with Kushal Chakrabarti – The self-confessed geek turned education hero explains why microfinancing student loans in the Majority World adds up, New Internationalist, September 2012.

Hackney Youths Revisit UK Riots, Huffington Post, August 17, 2012.

Don’t Poison our Olympics, Huffington Post,  July 25, 2012.

They are destroying Michelangelo's mountain to make toothpaste, Reader's Digest, July 2011. A 2,500-word investigation into the destruction of the precious Carrara marble mountain in Tuscany.