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