Joanna Krawczyk

deputy director German Marshall Fund of the United States East

Joanna Krawczyk is a senior executive with over 15 years of experience in NGO and media development and philanthropy in the EU. She is the Deputy Managing Director of the German Marshall Fund of the United States East, a leading security, geopolitical and civil society intelligence platform which focuses on political and security transformation in CEE, rebuilding and reconstruction of Ukraine in the framework of the GMF’s Modern Marshall Plan. She manages the Ukrainian Media Fund, an international initiative to support local media in Ukraine in times of war and in reconstruction period. Joanna is an Obama Leader, a Member of the Managing Board of European Media and Information Fund, sits in the Advisory Board of and recently became a Member of the Advisory Board of the Allianz Foundation's Risktakers project.

Prior to this, Joanna was the Head of News Partnerships in the Polish biggest legacy newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and the initiator and President of Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation, running, inter alia, the first in Poland Investigative Reporting Grant Scheme for regional journalists and the Local Media Development Program. Under her leadership, the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award for standing as a beacon of independence and as a bulwark against authoritarianism by the World Association of News Publishers. For two years she was also the Chairwoman of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance.

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