Jens Franssen (°1974) is a Belgian journalist (VRT NWS) who covers the Middle-East, South-Asia, conflicts and defense. He regularly travels to war zones in Libya, Syria and Afghanistan. His radio reporting has been awarded several times.

In 2011 he was granted the title ‘Grand Reporter’ in France. His 360 ° short-docs Syria’s Silence and Ryad’s War Oil have been nominated for the Prix Europa and INPUT. Franssen reports from places people flee from. However, he has promised his wife not to get shot at or get trapped in a mortar attack -again.