House of hacks

Shortly before midnight on an unseasonably hot Brussels evening, in an airless room on the sixth floor of a sprawling Art Deco building in the city’s EU district — once a Nazi headquarters, now the Belgian capital’s de facto press hub — five journalists , in various states of dishevelment, are huddled over a Mac computer. Around them, a crowd of a dozen or so others watch. The only sound is the ratatat of fingers on keyboards…READ MORE