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Robert Chesal


R.E. Chesal
+31 70 800 9503

Robert Chesal is a part-time lecturer in journalism and media studies at LUC. He is also an investigative reporter, author and translator. Chesal reported on international current affairs for Radio Netherlands Worldwide from 1991-2012. In 2010, he won three awards including the Dutch title Journalist of the Year for the investigative reporting through which he exposed wide-scale sexual abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. Earlier, Chesal won prizes at the New York Festivals for his radio documentaries. Extension number: 5127

More information about Robert Chesal


  • Advanced Reporting
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Global Challenge: Diversity
  • Gender, Media and Conflict


  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.22


  • NOS and occasionally other news organizations I am a freelance journalist and work as a news desk editor at NOS and elsewhere
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