Mathieu Magnaudeix

Né en 1980, deux ans trop tôt il paraît pour être un millenial, tant pis pour moi la vie continue. Passions étranges: histoire, science politique, Véronique Sanson, Elton John (j'ai des diplômes en tout ça + de l'ESJ, l'école de journalisme de Lille).

J'ai tâté du journalisme dans des radios locales de France Bleu (j'aime beaucoup les micros) et à Berlin, en stage au bureau de l'Agence France Presse et de Libération. Puis premier boulot de journaliste au magazine économique Challenges où j'ai écrit sur les gens riches et rencontré beaucoup de patrons. Très très instructif.

A Mediapart, j'ai suivi l'actualité économique et sociale en pleine crise (2008 à 2012), couvert la révolution tunisienne, tenté de chroniquer le quinquennat de François Hollande et raconté l'OPA d'Emmanuel Macron sur la présidence de la République.

Depuis octobre 2017, je suis le correspondant de Mediapart au Trumpistan (qui n'est pas que cela). Et toujours un très fier membre fondateur de l'Association des journalistes LGBT, créée en 2013, qui encourage les rédactions à traiter les sujets LGBT avec précision et justesse, et organise chaque année la cérémonie des Out d'Or.

Livres:

  • Tunis Connection, enquête sur les réseaux franco-tunisiens sous Ben Ali (Seuil 2012), avec Lénaïg Bredoux
  • Macron & Cie, enquête sur le nouveau président de la République (Don Quichotte, 2017, avec la rédaction de Mediapart).
  • Et un autre projet en chantier, depuis les Etats-Unis, à paraître en mars 2020. Stay tuned!

Pour me contacter: @mathieu_m sur Twitter ou mathieu.magnaudeix@mediapart.fr.  (photo: © éd. Don Quichotte)

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  • Glenn Greenwald: 'Bolsonaro wants to recreate a climate of pressure and fear'

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    Facing charges: Glenn Greenwald. © Reuters Facing charges: Glenn Greenwald. © Reuters

    US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has become a thorn in the side for Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, is accused by the Brazilian prosecution services of “facilitating the commission” of cybercrime, alleging that he “helped, encouraged and guided” mobile phone hacking. The move, vigorously contested by Greenwald, centres on the revelations by the online investigative publication he co-founded and co-edits, The Intercept Brasil, about a vast corruption scandal in the South American country. In this interview with Mediapart’s US correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix, Greenwald denounces the increasing attempts, in Brazil but also around the world, to “criminalise” journalism.

  • 'We're creating new ideas': US socialists plan the return of the Left in America

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    Maria Svart is the national director of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), an activist organisation funded by its members, whose numbers have swollen tenfold since Donald Trump became president. Mediapart's New York correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix interviewed her about the Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders, the rising star on the Left congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the return of the Left in the United States.

  • Historian Robert Paxton talks Trump, French polemicist Éric Zemmour and fascism

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    Robert Paxton talking about how Vichy France is remembered. © Mathieu Magnaudeix / Mediapart Robert Paxton talking about how Vichy France is remembered. © Mathieu Magnaudeix / Mediapart

    When the French language version of his book 'Vichy France' appeared in 1973, the American historian Robert Paxton opened French eyes to the Vichy regime's collaboration with the Nazis in World War II. At the age of 87 he remains one of the most knowledgable people about fascism. Mediapart spoke with the emeritus professor at Columbia University about Donald Trump, nostalgia for the wartime era of Vichy president Marshal Philippe Pétain, and the spectre of a return to the 1930s. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports from New York.

  • Jeffrey Epstein and his French connection

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    A rare image of Jean-Luc Brunel, filmed by CBS in 1988. A rare image of Jean-Luc Brunel, filmed by CBS in 1988.

    The unravelling affairs of wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in a New York City prison on Saturday, have now crossed the Atlantic to France, where government ministers this week called for an investigation to ‘shed light’ on suspicions that the country also served as a base for his alleged sexual exploitation of underaged girls. In Paris, where Epstein owned a luxury apartment, prosecution services are conducting ‘verifications’ over the allegations. Meanwhile, veteran French model scout Jean-Luc Brunel is accused by one of Epstein’s victims of active complicity in the convicted sex offender’s alleged orgies with minors.

  • Ilhan Omar, the black Muslim Congresswoman who has become a focus of US divisions

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    Ilhan Omar. © Reuters Ilhan Omar. © Reuters

    US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, elected to the House of Representatives last November, has since become a focal target for President Donald Trump and many among of the American Right. Arriving in the country as a child with her refugee family from Somalia, obtaining US nationality at the age of 17, she has engaged a political career as an outspoken, hijab-wearing Muslim politician who espouses radical-left policies. She also denounces American support of the Israeli government, and her controversial comments on that subject and the place of Muslims in US society have prompted death threats and accusations of anti-Semitism. Just what does Ilham Omar really represent, and what is behind the virulent campaign by Trump and his allies over recent months to make her a political pariah? Mediapart’s US correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.      

     

  • Feared and revered: US views on France’s ‘yellow vests’

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    Yellow vest protestors on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris, November 2018. © Reuters Yellow vest protestors on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris, November 2018. © Reuters

    The two-month-long ‘gilets jaunes’, or ‘yellow vest’, movement in France, protesting the fall in living standards for low- and middle-income earners and against the powers of the country’s social and political elite, continues largely unabated. It has attracted worldwide attention, and not least in the United States, where the Left sees it as an echo of the Occupy Wall Street movement, where also supporters of President Donald Trump have hi-jacked it as a new symbol of protest against the liberal establishment, and where the latter interpret it as a devil of populism. Mediapart’s US correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix reports from New York on the confused reactions across the Atlantic to the largely misunderstood revolt in France.

  • What it's like being a socialist in the United States

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    One of the rising stars in American socialism, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. © Reuters One of the rising stars in American socialism, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. © Reuters

    The very word has been anathema in America for so long. Yet in the wake of Bernie Sanders' strong showing in the Democratic Party primaries ahead of the last presidential election, more and more Americans are calling themselves “socialists”. Some are even winning elections. Mediapart's New York correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix gives a pen portrait of some of these new candidates on the American Left who are fighting against capitalism as much as they are combating discrimination.

  • Economist Joseph Stiglitz: 'Europe is on the brink'

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    Joseph Stiglitz in Mexico, June 2017. © Reuters Joseph Stiglitz in Mexico, June 2017. © Reuters

    In an interview with Mediapart the celebrated Nobel Prize winner for economics, Joseph Stiglitz, says he is worried about the continuing pursuit of austerity policies in the Eurozone. The economist say he is concerned, too, about President Donald Trump's policies and the explosion in inequality since the financial crisis of 2008. More than ever, he tells Mediapart, there is a need for wages to rise, for better regulation of the financial world and for a war on huge “monopolies”. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.

     

  • Macron leaves home woes behind on trip to charm US

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    Emmanuel Macron interviewed by Fox News. © Fox News Emmanuel Macron interviewed by Fox News. © Fox News

    French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in the United States on Monday for a three-day state visit, the first of its kind by a foreign head-of-state since the election of Donald Trump as president. Mediapart’s US correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix analyses American perceptions of the French president as a bulwark against the advance of populist politics and an antidote to Trump, who one US media commentator even ventured to describe as “a beacon for progressives hoping to find their way back to the halls of power across the democratic world”.  

  • How Havas has spun its web around Emmanuel Macron

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    The Havas headquarters in France in Puteaux, a western suburb of Paris. © Reuters The Havas headquarters in France in Puteaux, a western suburb of Paris. © Reuters

    Havas, the communications, marketing and advertising giant owned by French billionaire businessman Vincent Bolloré, has for long played a key role in French politics, steering PR campaigns for both the rising stars and those who have fallen from grace. But its main political influence lies within the machine of government, where it guides ministerial strategies and former staff find new careers as senior advisors and heads of communications departments. As Mathieu Magnaudeix and Ellen Salvi report, with the election of Emmanuel Macron the network of the “Havas boys”, as one former minister described them, has never been more active at the heart of power.