The Global Communiqué is a media start-up in the form of an online and print magazine. This media platform features op-eds, stories and content generated by individuals who are both highly skilled and accomplished in their different fields.
The Global Communiqué is more than your simple news website that gathers information and reports such information – there are numerous newswires and other news reporting agencies that gather information and disseminate such ‘newsworthy information’ to the general public. The Global Communiqué fills the gap in the information age where (in this information-rich environment, in the advent of social media) it is becoming apparent that society is becoming increasingly polarized on deep issues and people simply disqualify opinions that they do not agree with. The Global Communiqué aims to inform the general public by providing compelling content, particularly with respect to polarizing and controversial issues of race, religion, culture, class, domestic and international politics, human rights, socio-economic issues and development matters across various regions.
The Global Communiqué will serve as the site in which articles from learned professionals will engage the international readership and audience by genuinely reflecting upon the news, with a particular emphasis on critical responses and analysis to such news. The Global Communiqué aims to be a conversation starter on issues that require deep conversations, reflection, and policy attention at both the domestic and international level with the aim of using the ‘power of a pen’ and the media platform to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Mary-Jean is the founder and and editor-in-chief of The Global Communiqué. Recently, she was the Senior Editor for Op-Eds at the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. Previously, Mary-Jean was an intern (and then later a contractor) at the International Criminal Court, The Hague. Mary-Jean is a One Young World ambassador and holds a LL.M. from the Harvard Law School and a LL.B. from the University of Pretoria. She has a keen interest in exploring and analysing media narratives and is fascinated by the intersection between law and development.