About Us

Staying ahead of what's happening

PULSAR is reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, identity and culture. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.

At the heart of our endeavor is a team of intrepid journalists who traverse the diverse landscapes of Europe, bringing forth stories that illuminate its complexities and nuances. From bustling city streets to remote villages, we strive to capture the essence of Europe in all its facets, weaving together narratives that reflect its past, present, and future. Through in-depth reporting, insightful analysis, and engaging storytelling, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the continent.

About Pulsar magazine

Europe requires delving beneath the surface, embracing its contradictions.

We see Europe not as a monolithic entity but as a mosaic of cultures, histories, and perspectives, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the continent. By shedding light on both the triumphs and challenges facing Europe, we strive to foster empathy, dialogue, and connection among its inhabitants. Our commitment to journalistic integrity, curiosity, and respect guides us as we navigate the complexities of European affairs, seeking to spark meaningful conversations and inspire informed action.

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Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Arno Van Rensbergen

Arno is a writer, researcher and media maker. He looks for projects where he can take the time to understand the local context and portray reality as accurately as possible. Common themes in his reports are issues surrounding identity, geopolitical tensions, democracy and climate.


Sofyan El Bouchtili

Sofyan studied Journalism at the Arteveldehogeschool and EU journalism at the journalism schools in Utrecht (NL) and Aarhus (DK). He made his debut with the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland and was nominated for the Tegel Annual Prize in the Pioneer category. Sofyan was chairman of the first edition of the journalistic think tank of the Journalism Incentive Fund.

Editor & Photographer

Robbe Vandegehuchte

Robbe studied Television Journalism and International Politics. He worked at the United Nations (UNRIC) and the Flemish Association of Journalists. Vandegehuchte’s work has been published internationally in The Washington Post, VICE, Al Jazeera, Journeyman Pictures, Photographer’s Quarterly and Knack. As a freelancer he worked for VRT NWS, Eyeworks, Mediahuis, Apache, MO*, Off World and Docwerkers. 

Editor & Photographer

Johannes De Bruycker

As a photographer and video maker, Johannes has published in Canvas, Die Welt, Al Jazeera English, De Tijd, Knack, Vrij Nederland, De Morgen, MO*, Cicero, Het Parool and others. He looks for photo projects where he can take the time to understand a situation and portray reality as accurately as possible. His stories take place in complicated situations and challenging environments. 


Kelley Ruetten

Kelley is an American freelance writer from Wisconsin and a translator. 


Annelies Vertongen

Annelies studied Applied economics at the University of Antwerp and is specialized in European economic policy. She has worked for different media as a freelancer. 

Join us

Are you passionate about storytelling, curious about different cultures, and eager to explore the ever-evolving landscape of Europe?

Join our team of dedicated journalists and be part of a collaborative effort to uncover the untold stories shaping our continent. Whether you’re an experienced journalist or a budding writer, there’s a place for you in our community. 

Become a writer

Join us as a freelance writer

  • Pitch your own ideas.
  • Work together with our editors.
  • Write about and contextualise the essential news and events.
  • Be part of a team of experienced writers and photographers.