Maria Groot (1983) is a freelance journalist and copywriter
I write human-interest stories, profiles and in-depth articles for international news media, and work as a researcher and copywriter for production companies and ngo’s.
I have realised cross-border investigative projects about slavery in Mauritania, migrant smuggling from The Netherlands into the UK and Nigeria’s struggle to make culture a new treasure trove. My work has been supported by Free Press Unlimited, Journalismfund.eu, Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism and others.
My work has appeared in Slate (US), Courrier International (FR), De Groene Amsterdammer (NL), De Standaard (BE), Roads & Kingdoms (US), MO* (BE), Reader’s Digest (US), Apache (BE) and Internazionale (IT).
I hold a postgraduate degree in International Research Journalism, a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.