Karl van den Broeck (1966) was head of the culture department at the Belgian newspaper De Morgen and chief editor of the news magazine Knack. Now he's chief editor of the independent news site for investigative journalism Apache.be and he organizes debates on culture and society at BOZAR. In 2014 he published 'The real father of the pill', about doctor Nand Peeters.


Karl van den Broeck
Culture, History

Supported projects

The Last Newspaper

  • Journalism & Media
  • Finance

ANTWERP - Karl van den Broeck, who succeeded Georges Timmerman as editor-in-chief of Apache in 2014, tells in a six-part series how the top man of De Persgroep (now DPG Media) committed a sophisticated stealth murder on Flanders' most important independent progressive newspaper De Morgen. 

Why I want to save the Indians

  • Armed conflict

Sitting Bull personifies the mystery of the Indians. One of the few whites who enjoyed Sitting Bull's confidence was Father Pieter-Jan De Smet, a Jesuit from Dendermonde (Belgium) who came to rescue the Indians. The savage story of these two men is overwhelming. Karl van den Broeck goes in search of the truth behind the myth.