Geesje van Haren

Geesje van Haren (1980) is our deputy editor in chief. She has run her own media organization VersPers for over 20 years. Over the years, Geesje has produced numerous journalistic productions and journalistic events. Together with Sanne Terlingen, Geesje van Haren is initiator of the Lost in Europe project. Geesje is the driving force of that project and head of the growing team of 28 European investigative journalists up until now.

Geesje has much experience as a teacher in investigative journalism, creativity and photography. She is founder of the private school for investigative journalism Open Eyes in Amsterdam. She has provided workshops and guest lectures at a variety of media institutes and conferences.

As deputy editor at The Investigative Desk, Geesje coordinates research on the ground, brings teams of journalists together, develops fundraising strategies and assists our journalists to publish their investigative stories with impact.