Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Europe
Russia and Eurasia
Origin: France
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

​Natalie Nougayrède is a French journalist. She is an editorial board member of The Guardian, as well as a columnist and the editor of The Guardian's "Europe Now" series which offers a platform for citizens' views from across the continent. She was previously the executive editor of ‘Le Monde’, after being its diplomatic correspondent and Moscow bureau chief. She writes about international and European affairs, with a special focus on security issues and human rights.

Nougayrède was awarded two French journalism prizes, the ‘Prix de la Presse Diplomatique’ (2004), and the ‘Albert Londres Prize’ (2005), for her coverage of Russia and the Chechnya war. Furthermore, she has contributed to books on Vladimir Putin's Russia and on the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya who was murdered in 2006.

She serves on the board of the Primo Levi Center in Paris; an organization that helps refugees who have been victims of torture. She is a member of the Körber foundation's History Reflection Group which explores differences in historical perceptions across Europe, and a member of the ECFR Council. 

Nougayrède graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg in 1988 and the Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris in 1990.

Last update: 2019