Mathieu Magnaudeix

Né en 1980 à Périgueux (Dordogne). A Mediapart, j'ai suivi l'actualité économique et sociale, la révolution tunisienne, le quinquennat de François Hollande, raconté l'OPA d'Emmanuel Macron sur la présidence de la République, couvert le mandat Trump depuis les Etats-Unis.

Désormais co-présentateur d' «A l'air libre », l'émission quotidienne en accès libre de Mediapart.

Fier adhérent, et co-fondateur, de l'Association des journalistes LGBT.


- 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).

- Génération Ocasio-Cortez, les nouveaux activistes américains (La Découverte, 2020).



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

    International — Interview

    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

    International — Interview

    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

    International — Interview

    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

    International — Investigation

    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


    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’

    International — Analysis

    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

    International — Report

    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'

    International — Interview

    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

    International — Analysis

    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


    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.

  • Macron seeks to balance Left and Right with new government

    France — Analysis

    Following the recent Parliamentary elections President Emmanuel Macron has formed a new government under the same prime minister Édouard Philippe. However, what was supposed to be a minor technical change to the government has become rather larger in scale after the departure of four ministers in response to potential scandals. The result is a government that gives us a glimpse of how the new centrist president intends to balance his administration between the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Stéphane Alliès, Christophe Gueugneau, Mathieu Magnaudeix and Mathilde Mathieu report.

  • Macron party gains promise France's new president crushing powers


    French President Emmanuel Macron’s newly founded centrist party La République En Marche (LREM) is forecast to gain as many as 455 out of parliament’s 577 seats in next Sunday’s second and final round of legislative elections. It emerged from the first round this weekend with massive support across the country, to the backdrop of a record low turnout of less than one in two voters. Macron now appears certain to wield a crushing power to enact his promised major structural reforms, and to be completely untied to his electoral alliance with the centre-right MoDem party. Mathieu Magnaudeix and Ellen Salvi report.  

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Mathieu Magnaudeix

Mediapart Journalist

51 Posts

11 Editions

  •, racontez-nous votre quotidien déconfiné

    Blog post

    Ce 11 mai, la France entame son déconfinement. Le virus est toujours là, beaucoup reprennent le travail, les écoles ouvrent timidement, les difficultés sociales s'amoncellent. « A l'air libre », l'émission vidéo de Mediapart a besoin de vos témoignages. Racontez-nous votre quotidien!

  • racontez-nous votre quotidien sous le coronavirus

    Blog post

    Le coronavirus nous déboussole, nous saisit, nous terrifie, nous confine, change nos vies. Témoignez dans notre émission vidéo quotidienne « À l’air libre ».

  • López Obrador à Trump: « "America First" est un mensonge »

    Blog post

    Donald Trump vient de menacer de taxer les importations mexicaines d'ici le 10 juin « si le problème de l'immigration illégale n'est pas résolue ». Le président mexicain, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a répondu avec ironie. Et en lui rappelant les règles élémentaires de la « non-violence » et de la diplomatie. Voici sa lettre, traduite en français.

  • « Cher ami »

    Blog post

    Jeudi, Emmanuel Macron m'a sermonné. Publiquement, devant des centaines de journalistes et tous ses soutiens réunis. Il m’a donné du « cher ami », cette expression qui suggère la condescendance avec politesse. M’a reproché de « faire le lit du Front national ».

  • Les censeurs

    Blog post

    Le soir, il est rare que je rentre chez moi en tremblant. C'est pourtant arrivé mercredi soir. Je ne revenais pas d'un terrain de guerre. Je n'avais pas passé ma journée à parler à des rescapés de la tuerie de vendredi. Ce soir-là, je rentrais juste de l'Assemblée nationale.