WSF2015 Speaker: Natalie Nougayrède Editorial Board Member and Columnist at The Guardian
The Organizing Committee of the WSF is delighted to introduce Natalie Nougayrède, Editorial Board member and columnist at The Guardian, which will take part in one of the Warsaw Security Forum 2015 Panels. Ms Nougayrède will share her international experience in European policy analysis and together with other Panel members will discuss about Russian Involvement in EU politics.
Natalie Nougayrède is a columnist, leader writer and foreign affairs commentator for the Guardian. Previously she served as executive editor and managing editor of the French newspaper Le Monde from 2013 to 2014.
After graduating (1988) from the Institut d’Études Politiques (Institute of Political Studies) in Strasbourg, Nougayrède studied in Paris at the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (Training Centre for Journalists) and successfully completed a certification exam in 1990. In 1991 she began reporting for various French media outlets, covering events in eastern Europe following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, notably the war in South Ossetia (1991–92) and the breakup of Czechoslovakia (1993). Four years later she became a full-time editor for the left-leaning newspaper Libération. She joined Le Monde as a full-time correspondent in 1997 and became a prominent voice in the French media through her coverage of Russian politics—in particular, the civil war in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Nougayrède received two major French journalism prizes, the Prix de la Presse Diplomatique (2004) and the Albert Londres award (2005), both of them for her coverage of the Chechen conflict and the Beslan school attack.