About Timo Nijssen

I’m a investigative journalist for RTL Nieuws in the Netherlands. Earlier, I worked as a freelance journalist with a focus on the impact of technology and globalization on our society and economy. Articles written by me have been published in Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant and financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad.

In April 2018, I was awarded with the CBS Talent Tegel – a national prize for young journalists – for an investigative report about how you can buy bottled water imported from Hong Kong in the Netherlands for only 59 eurocents.

I am a member of Bureau Impex, a collective of journalists researching the internet economy, global trade and everything connected to it.


If you know of a story you think should be told, feel free to reach out.

Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

  • Freelance journalist — 2017-now
  • Tech editor, ANP — 2020-now
  • Editor online, tech and Guide to Better Living, de Volkskrant — 2017-now
  • Intern, Het Financieele Dagblad — 2018
  • Intern, de Volkskrant Crossmedia department — 2017
  • Reporter, De Gelderlander — 2016
  • Student editor, Vox Magazine — 2014-2017

Awards and nominations

  • CBS Talent Tegel 2017, nominated and awarded


  • Master of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, University of Amsterdam — 2017-2019
  • Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen — 2013-2017
  • Exchange student, Journalism Studies and Urban Studies, University at Albany, New York — 2016


  • Born in Breda, The Netherlands in 1995
  • Based in Amsterdam