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Sanne Terlingen

Lost in Europe
Head of Investigations
Sanne Terlingen is an award winning investigative journalist from The Netherlands, specialized in organized sexual violence, (early childhood) trauma, migration, people smuggling and trafficking. She currently works as head of investigations at Lost in Europe, a cross border investigative network that tries to find out how it is possible that thousands of children disappear after arrival in Europe.

She previously worked for Argos (VPRO), the main investigative radio program in The Netherlands. She set up investigations into the disappearances from Vietnamese minors from the most protected shelter in the Netherlands. She worked with more than hundred survivors of organized child abuse to verify and tell (some of) their stories,

 Terlingen is a 2019 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma.