Marie-Hélène Ratel is an M.A. candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), through the University of Waterloo (UW), and a CIGI Junior Fellow. Her professional background is in journalism and she currently works at IFEX, a global network defending and promoting freedom of expression.

Her research interests include global justice and human rights, with a focus on freedom of expression and media development in developing countries in the digital era. She is also interested in global migration issues and specifically in the human security of refugees. She has a B.A. from Laval University in international studies and languages.

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