Ms. Nougayrède is a French journalist with a 30-year career in international news coverage who joined The Guardian’s editorial board in 2014, launched and edited its Europe Now section, and writes a column. She was previously the editor-in-chief of Le Monde – the first woman to hold this position – after being its diplomatic correspondent and Moscow bureau chief. She likes to focus on European affairs, democracy, human rights, and international justice.
She was awarded two French journalism prizes, the Prix de la Presse Diplomatique (2004) and the Prix Albert Londres (2005), for her coverage of Russia and the Chechen war. She is on the board of the Primo Levi Centre in Paris, an NGO which helps refugees who have been victims of torture. In 2020 she was a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin, researching Europe’s public sphere and the need for more cross-border journalism.