Photograph: Kees Rutten

Noah Moeys (1997) is an ambitious, internationally oriented journalist currently situated in Utrecht, the Netherlands. At 22, her first articles were published in The Guardian and in the Dutch newspaper NRC. Leading up to the Dutch provincial elections of 2023, she completed investigative articles for de Volkskrant, resulting in two cover stories.

Currently, Noah works as an investigative journalist for The Investigative Desk, a co-operative of freelance journalists working on large-scale, international projects.

Through her upbringing in three different countries – the Netherlands, Norway and Libya – her open-minded interest in the world and its people was triggered. As an 18-year old, she spent several months living with indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest and this further motivated her to look for hidden stories and communicate them respectfully. In 2019 and 2022 she returned to the Amazon working as a freelance journalist, resulting in publications in The Guardian, NRC and Trouw. During the (failed) Peruvian coup-d’état in December 2022, Noah was the only Dutch journalist present in Lima, leading to a reportage in Trouw.

As a journalist and anthropologist, Noah’s main foci are injustice, climate and its effects on people. What is happening to the planet and how are people dealing with the consequences? In her stories, she always searches for the human face of the situation. Noah has completed two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously: Journalism and Cultural Anthropology (through Liberal Arts and Sciences) at Utrecht University.

Noah is a well-disciplined and empathetic young woman who speaks and writes in English, Dutch, Norwegian and Spanish, and is proficient in French. During her first and second year at the School of Journalism, she won the awards for Best Publication and continues to strive for her best possible work. In 2020 her first book was published: “Zwerkbal en ander quarantaineleed“, featuring her columns about student life during the corona-pandemic.

Do you have a tip or would you like to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to contact Noah through contact [@] noahmoeys [dot] com.