Who is Sigfried Bracke?
Was a political journalist at BRT-VRT for 30 years. Politically active with the N-VA (New Flemish Alliance) for 10 years, 5 of which as chairman of the Chamber.
Siegfried Bracke has worked for the Flemish public broadcaster for almost thirty years. Up to 2010, the man with the bow-tie was the main political journalist of VRT News: as a reporter, as anchorman of De Zevende Dag, Terzake and Bracke op Vrijdag, and as editor-in-chief of the VRT current affairs programmes.
He made his reputation with a number of election programmes, in particular: moving the boundaries of election broadcasts with Bracke and Crabbé (2000).
In 2010, Bracke was the main candidate on the East Flemish parliamentary list for the N-VA. After ex-prime minister Yves Leterme, he received the highest number of preference votes. In 2014, he became President of the Chamber of Representatives.
Since 2019, in columns for e.g. Doorbraak and De Morgen, he has been a committed observer delivering sharp criticism of both media and politics. In 2022, Open the Debate will be published, in which he pleads for more media diversity, depth and clarification.