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Brazilian to become International Federation of Journalists’ first female leader

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has appointed Brazilian journalist Elisabeth Costa as its new secretary general. Costa, whom the IFJ describes as a “veteran campaigner for union rights and press freedom in Latin America,” will be the first woman and non-European to hold the post.

According to the group, Costa was chosen unanimously from a “strong field of candidates” who were interviewed for the post. She will replace Aidan White, who held the post for 24 years.

Costa has served as an international editor for Rede Globo and as president of the Rio de Janeiro Journalists’ Union and the National Journalism Federation (Fenaj).

The IFJ works for press freedom issues internationally on behalf of its more than 600,000 members in 125 countries.

1 comment

Alvin Y. wrote 7 years 4 weeks ago

Woman Leaders

Thank you for that informative post.

Women today is has almost become equal to men. Some are has already been doing task that has been assigned to men. Good luck to Elisabeth Costa. Keep up the good work!

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