Kasper Goethals is a Belgian international investigative journalist for De Standaard.

Since 2018, he has focused on investigative stories, international reports and features for the newspaper and DS Weekblad.

In recent years he has worked from more than thirty countries on four continents; including Iraq, Russia, Niger, Venezuela and Myanmar. His work has been nominated for several press prizes in Belgium and the Netherlands, and in 2020 he won the national Belgian press prize (Belfius) for his research on the Belgian gold trader Alain Goetz in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Before joining De Standaard as a staff writer, Kasper worked for three years as a freelance reporter for Knack, De Groene Amsterdammer and other international media. He currently works from Brussels. He studied journalism in Ghent and international reporting in Utrecht and Aarhus.


Kasper Goethals
Migration, Geopolitics

Supported projects

Man and the Horn

  • Environment

NANYUKI - De Mens en de Hoorn is a project by Olivia Kortas and Kasper Goethals in collaboration with photographer Johannes De Bruycker. Based on the story of Najin and Fatu, the last two northern white rhinos on earth, they tell about the dysfunctional relationship between humans and their planet.

The Maidan earthquake effect

  • Politics

Three years after the Maidan revolution Ukraine is still restless. A team of four young multimedia journalists is conducting research on the aftershocks of Maidan for four weeks.