My name is Bram Ebus. I’m a research journalist reporting from Colombia and Venezuela. Since 2012, I’ve been writing academic, NGO and media publications in Dutch, English and Spanish. Most publications feature my own photographs.
I´m social scientist with degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Development Sociology and Global Criminology. Over the years I got experecienced with fieldwork, qualitative and quantitative research, acquired in several countries in Latin America and Europe. My main focus lies on socio-environmental conflicts. I’ve covered many mining conflicts, the war on drugs and human rights issues.
Recently I’ve been running around in Venezuela to cover the current wave of protests and the health crisis. In Colombia I often touch base with informal mining communities and I work with populations victimised by state-corporate crimes. At the moment I’m finishing up a research project about the war-torn port city Buenaventura, on Colombia’s Pacific coast.
Bylines in 2017: Newsweek, Mongabay, Vice News, Al Jazeera, HUCK Magazine, Earth Island Journal and other media outlets.