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.