Ine Roox (Bilzen, 1977) works since 2003 as a journalist for the Belgian daily De Standaard. At the foreign desk, she covers Africa, Southern Europe and Northern Ireland. She has a masters degree in translation (Lessius Hogeschool Antwerp, 1999) and in journalism studies (Lessius Hogeschool Antwerp, 2003).

In between, she studied European literature at the university of Padua, in Northern Italy, at two occasions (1997-1998 and 1999-2000), after which she worked as a translator for the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee.

Her graduation paper in journalism, on the conflict in Northern Ireland, was awarded at Lessius Hogeschool.

In March 2007 a travel grant (King Baudouin Foundation) took her to Morocco, for a special series on Moroccan society (‘Morocco, unveiled’, De Standaard, April 2007).

Her series on sexual violence and torture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (‘The shame of Eastern Congo’, De Standaard, February 2008) finished second at the North-South Press Awards.

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Ask any average Belgian, or any European for that matter, to name three words he associates with sub-Saharan Africa. The odds are big he will come up with for instance ‘war’, ‘hunger’ and ‘rape’.