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Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald is a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy. She is now director of information democracy at the Open Society Foundation, leading on global work to support high-quality journalism and tackle disinformation. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, New York Review of Books, New Statesman, Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera and others. She has served as a trustee for the human rights charity Reprieve, and on the editorial code committee of Impress, the UK press regulator. She has also worked at Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and as a senior editor of Prospect magazine in London.

Articles by this author

 

Journalists’ Nobel Peace Prize Spotlights So-Called Democracies' Claims on Press Freedom

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were honoured Friday. But 2021 has also seen record numbers of journalists jailed.

Mary Fitzgerald ·


I Never Thought Democrats Could Win Georgia. Could It Happen Twice?

The critical Senate run-off race is too close to call. But a massive voter mobilisation effort may just tip the balance.

Mary Fitzgerald ·


I Never Thought Democrats Could Win Georgia. Could It Happen Twice?

The critical Senate run-off race is too close to call. But a massive voter mobilization effort may just tip the balance.

Mary Fitzgerald ·


We Need Urgent Answers About the Massive NHS Covid Data Deal

Why is the UK government refusing to release details of its ‘unprecedented’ data transfer to US tech giants? If we don’t get answers, we may seek them in the courts.

Mary Fitzgerald ·


US Isolated at 'Failed' Anti-Abortion Summit in Nairobi

Conservative protests against global development conference in Kenya fail to draw crowds, or derail commitments.

Nandini Archer ·


The American dark money behind Europe's far right

From Britain to Hungary to Italy, the far right is on the rise. openDemocracy investigations over the past year have revealed the vital role of US Christian conservatives

Mary Fitzgerald ·


Trump-Linked Christian Fundamentalists Are Pouring Dark Money Into Europe, Boosting the Far Right

The rise of far-right movements in Europe aligns with a significant increase over the last five years in spending by Christian groups here in the United States

Claire Provost ·


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