Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Executive Director
The Signals Network

Delphine Halgand-Mishra is the Executive Director of The Signals Network, a non-profit organization which aims to advance the public interest by encouraging transparency, accountability, reporting and whistleblowing. She previously served for six years as Reporters Without Borders’ North America Director, advocating for journalists, bloggers, and media rights worldwide. Delphine regularly appears on American (CNN, Fox News, PBS, Democracy Now!,..), foreign media (BBC World TV, Al Jazeera, France 24) and gave lectures and conferences at U.S. universities (Harvard, UCLA, Yale, Columbia) on issues of press freedom violations. In May 2017, she received the 2017 James W Foley American Hostage Freedom Award for her work assisting American journalists detained abroad.

Earlier in her career, she served as Press attaché in charge of outreach at the French Embassy to the U.S. Since graduating from Sciences Po Paris with an M.A. in Journalism, Delphine has worked as an economics correspondent for various French media (such as Le Monde, Les Echos, L’Express), focusing mainly on international politics and macroeconomic issues.


Attracting and protecting the next generation of whistleblowers

Session in partnership with The Signals Foundation.

The first generation of whistleblowers was not protected. Many of them were either exiled, fired, or flooded with lawsuits. If the investigative journalism realm wants to welcome a new generation of whistleblowers, it needs to understand their motivations and their wish to be protected. Mafalda de Avelar will be the moderator of this session. Read […]

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