Sophie Pedder

Journalist & Author

Sophie Pedder is the Paris bureau chief, writing about French politics and economics. She joined The Economist in 1990 and has covered British home affairs, European politics, the global media industry, and the end of apartheid in South Africa when Johannesburg correspondent in the mid-1990s. She is the author of “Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation” and she appears regularly on French television and radio.


Fake news: Democracy Hacked?

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What is the role of trust in the modern media landscape? Should politicians be more accountable for fake news? Is the world becoming a better place or is fear replacing fact? Why do we no longer trust facts and experts? How has feeling/ emotions reshaped our world? Join this international panel to tease out some […]


Macron: the most important man in Europe?

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From the gilets jaunes to their dapper President’s stance of Europe, from wine and couture, to art, literature and cinema, not to mention football, France is a world leader. This extraordinary country is stylish, self-confident, dogged and unbowed, and critically France presents a different way of living, thinking and creating. It is a counterbalance on […]