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.