Rik Rutten

Freelance Journalist in Amsterdam, Nederland

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Freelance journalist.
Part-time photographer.
Compulsive coffee-drinker.

I seek to produce high-quality research and journalism wherever I'm based. Right now I am working at the Domestic News Desk of NRC Handelsblad. I'm also a contributing columnist on the Young Europe (Jong Europa) team of the FD, the leading Dutch financial newspaper.

My background is in conflict studies and political economy. I recently graduated from Uppsala University and studied at Sciences Po Paris. Before that, I took my undergrad at Leiden University College, a small liberal-arts college. I also interned at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), a security thinktank in the Netherlands, and at Dejusticia, a rights group in Bogotá.

Interested? You can contact me at info[at]rikrutten.nl – or read what I wrote for NRC // Vrij Nederland // Knack // World Politics Review // De Correspondent // MO*be // Financieel Dagblad // De Groene Amsterdammer (online).