Ides Debruyne

Co-founder and Managing Director

Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of, an independent non‐profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating independent investigative journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founder of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ).

In 2018 he co-created the Flemish Journalism Fund to support diversity and innovation in journalism in Flanders. The Fund is a project of, in partnership with the Flemish Association of Journalism and the Flemish government.

In 2004 he started the post-academic training International Research Journalism at Thomas More university college in Mechelen (Belgium).

He is the founder (2002) and chair of Scriptie vzw, a non-profit organisation that promotes science communication in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.