Rinke van den Brink (1955) published his first articles in 1977 and has been a professional journalist since 1982. Since 2005 he is working as senior health editor for NOS News, the main public broadcaster in the Netherlands. The NOS is a multimedia organisation.
Before joining NOS in 2004 he worked for the weekly Vrij Nederland and for a number of other Dutch and foreign media, including for the French spoken Belgian broadcaster RTBF and the daily Le Soir and the French spoken Canadian radio news agency NTR.
Van den Brink is author of four books on extreme right political parties in Western-Europe. In March 2013 he published Het einde van de antibiotica. Hoe bacteriën winnen van een wondermiddel (The end of antibiotics. How microbes beat a miracle drug). An extended version of this book on antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases will be published in German by the end of June 2015.