Danny Ghosen (Beirut, 1978) is a journalist and documentary maker with the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Born in war-torn Lebanon, his family fled to The Netherlands when Danny was 15 years old. While working as a car mechanic he realized storytelling was his calling and applied for the Utrecht School for Journalism.
After Covid restrictions made it impossible to finish the ‘Danny in Arabistan’ series, he focused on stories closer to home instead. In 30 episodes of ‘Danny in the Streets’, we hear from drillrappers, drugdealers and conspiracy theorists. Ghosen was nominated for the Sonja Barend Award and de Tegel Award, two prestigious Dutch journalism prizes. He reached the top 10 of most viewed YouTube videos in 2020 for The Netherlands.
Verder liep hij in 2020 maanden met ‘Sin Miedo’ mee, een nieuwe club die ontstond nadat motorbendes zoals De Hells Angels, No Surrender en Caloh Wagoh verboden werden vanwege hun criminele activiteiten.
In 2020 Danny followed members of ‘Sin Miedo’, a newly founded motorcycle club lookalike, established after motor gangs such as Hells Angels, No Surrender and Caloh Wagoh were accused of engaging in criminal activities and banned. A two-part portrait of the ‘brotherhood’ was the result. Previously, he made documentaries on the Middle East including a four-part series on Lebanon, taking him back to his motherland one week after an explosion devastated Beirut. Ghosen also documented the crime and poverty-ridden edges of European cities and followed protest movements ranging from the British Nationalist Party to animal rights activists.
Danny’s style of conducting interviews gives a voice to people otherwise invisible or hiding on society’s edges. He opens doors that remain closed for others.Show danny's programs