Delphine Halgand-Mishra is the Executive Director of The Signals Network. She is a Shuttleworth Foundation fellow and a CIGI senior fellow as an expert on press freedom and regulatory frameworks for platforms. She was the lead rapporteur for the Forum on Information and Democracy’s report on infodemics, which offered 250 recommendations to governments and platforms on how to end infodemics. 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 gives 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.
Ben Grazda is the new Project Manager of The Signals Network. He previously served as the Student Lead for the London School of Economics’ Maryam Forum Co-Lab on Democracy…
Ben Grazda is the new Project Manager of The Signals Network. He previously served as the Student Lead for the London School of Economics’ Maryam Forum Co-Lab on Democracy and Disinformation. Before joining the LSE, he spent four years working for humanitarian organizations (International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps) in Kenya, Nigeria, Iraq, and Syria. Prior to that, he worked at the US Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Committee on Rules and Administration. He has also worked as a communications assistant at Sisi ni Amani, a local NGO in Kenya that worked to combat disinformation over SMS during the country’s 2013 election, and as a researcher at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars focusing on US budget policy.
He is currently completing his master’s in conflict studies in the LSE’s Department of Government, where his research focuses on the weaponization of social media.
Director of Operations
Rebecca Petras is the Director of Operations of The Signals Network. She comes to the network from the humanitarian sector where she managed and directed international NGOs with innovative approaches to re-imagining aid.
Rebecca Petras is the Director of Operations of The Signals Network. She comes to The Signals Network from the humanitarian sector where she managed and directed international NGOs with innovative approaches to re-imagining aid.
Most recently, Rebecca served as director of the Geneva-based H2H Network of humanitarian service providers, overseeing the inception, strategy and sustainability of the network. She was instrumental in developing the network’s grant funding mechanism and worked directly with UK Aid (FCDO) to create a monitoring, evidence and learning program for the network. Previously, Rebecca served as deputy director of Translators without Borders (TWB) where she oversaw global operations of the international NGO of which she was a founding board member. She developed TWB’s financial sustainability model, and created and funded the first-ever crisis relief translation network and the Gamayun language technology initiative.