Mary Fitzgerald is a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy. She is now director of expression at the Open Society Foundation, leading on global work to support journalism and tackle disinformation. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, New York Review of Books, Prospect and elsewhere. She has previously worked at Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and as a senior editor of Prospect magazine. She has served as a trustee for the human rights charity Reprieve, and on the editorial code committee of Impress, the UK press regulator.
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionArron Banks vs Carole Cadwalladr shows how badly UK is failing press freedom
Why can journalists be violently abused online, yet ‘free speech’ doesn’t protect their reporting?
Published in: Home: OpinionJournalists’ Nobel Peace Prize casts a shadow on failures of our democracy
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were honoured today. But 2021 has also seen record numbers of journalists jailed
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionJeffrey Donaldson sued us. Here’s why we’re going public
The prospective DUP leader tried to silence our journalism. We need politicians who will stand up for press freedom
Published in: HomeWould you like the best job in the world?
Serving as Editor in Chief of openDemocracy has been the privilege of a lifetime. I can’t wait to see where you’ll...
Published in: ourEconomy: AnalysisBiden’s first 100 days: still ‘America First’
The president has surprised many critics, but he needs to go much further
Published in: ourNHS: OpinionWe’ve won our lawsuit over Matt Hancock’s £23m NHS data deal with Palantir
And here’s what needs to happen now