Tackling Disinformation: Strengthening Democracy through Information Integrity


Julie Posetti


Board member/Global Director of Research


Professor Julie Posetti (PhD) is a multi-award-winning Australian journalist and academic based in Oxford (UK). She is Deputy Vice President and Global Director of Research at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), where she leads a team producing critical research on the contemporary crises and opportunities within the field of journalism. She is also Professor of Journalism at City, University of London. Dr. Posetti is the author of UNESCO’s landmark global study, Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age (2017), which found that the legal frameworks to protect confidential journalism sources are outdated and inadequate. She is also the lead author of the groundbreaking study The Chilling: A global study of online violence against women journalists (UNESCO, 2022), co-author of the report Finding the Funds for Journalism to Thrive: Policy options to support media viability (UNESCO, 2022) and co-editor of both Journalism, Fake News And Disinformation (UNESCO, 2018) and the UN Broadband Commission study Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation While Respecting Freedom of Expression (2020). Dr. Posetti’s journalism has been published by the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, CNN, BBC, ABC, the Sydney Morning Herald and others. Prior to joining ICFJ, Dr. Posetti was a Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where she led the Institute’s Journalism Innovation Project.

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