Joanna Krawczyk is GMF Geostrategy East’s deputy managing director. She has more than 15 years’ experience in project management, media development, and philanthropy in the EU.
Krawczyk previously worked as head of news partnerships at Gazeta Wyborcza, the Polish daily, and as the first president of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation. In the latter role, she oversaw the Ukrainian Media Fund, which provides financial support to Ukrainian media and journalists; Poland’s first investigative reporting grant scheme for regional journalists; and a development program for local media. Under her leadership, the foundation won the World Association of News Publishers’ Golden Pen of Freedom Award for “standing as a beacon of independence and as a bulwark against authoritarianism”.
Krawczyk has also served as chairwoman of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance and on the board of the European Media and Information Fund, which provides grants to researchers, fact checkers, nonprofits, and other public interest-oriented organizations working on disinformation research