David Dieudonné

France Lead, Google News Lab


David Dieudonné is Google News Lab Lead in France, since March 2016.

Previously, he was Agence France-Presse Deputy bureau chief in Marseilles with editorial oversight on the three bureaus covering the south-east of France, from Montpellier, Nice and Ajaccio.

In 2012, David has received a scholarship from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to pursue a Master of Arts specialized in Politics for mid-career journalists. He graduated in 2013.

David had worked for Agence France-Presse since 2001. In July 2010, he was given special oversight on the 12 correspondents covering the troubled Paris outskirt. Previously, he was a reporter engaged in international temporary crises assignments, such as piracy in the Indian Ocean, the 2010 earthquake in Haïti, and the war in Afghanistan.

David’s first beat at AFP was the Aerospace and defense industry. In 2006 he joined the Washington Bureau of AFP, reporting on the US financial crisis, the World Bank and the IMF.

After completing a Masters of Arts in French modern literature, David Dieudonné started his journalism career at “Reporters Without Borders”, supporting journalists in jail. In 1997, he settled as an independent correspondent in Jakarta, where he covered the fall of the Suharto regime.

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