BRASILIA, Nov 21 (IPS) – Elected by the company’s world board of administrators on November 14th, journalist and author Fernando Morais assumed the mission of elevating IPS – Inter Press Service – to face the present challenges and views by which the BRICS develop, the Global South emerges and the Internet revolutionizes communication across the worldDuring an official viewers on the Planalto Palace, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met on Monday 20 November with author and journalist Fernando Morais, the primary Brazilian to imagine the position of Chair at IPS Inter Press Service, one of the worldwide information businesses most dedicated to democratic communication with creating nations and with civil society at a world stage.
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When greeting Morais, President Lula recalled that Brazil, throughout his first time period in workplace, was the primary nation within the world south to be half of the IPS core group of supporter nations.
“I am very happy to see my friend and biographer at the head of an international news agency of this relevance. The challenges are certainly enormous, but Fernando and his team will not lack political and professional capacity to overcome them.” At that point, the individual representing Brazil on the company’s worldwide board was journalist Carlos Tiburcio, former coordinator of President Lula’s Speech Team, who participated within the listening to as a board member of IPS Latin America and Special Advisor to Fernando Morais within the Agency’s Presidency.
The new chair of IPS was born in Mariana, state of Minas Gerais, labored in the primary press organizations in Brazil, obtained the Esso award 3 times, and the Abril award for journalism 4 instances, and in 2001, the Jabuti award for the e-book Deaf hearts. He was a state consultant and secretary of Culture and Education of the State of San Pablo. With books printed in 38 nations, Morais is the creator, amongst others, of “The Island”, “One Hundred Kilos of Gold”, “Olga”, “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War”, “Chatô” and “Lula, quantity 1.”
Morais sees this as a new era for IPS, which was built to increasingly democratize information at an international level and give a voice to those who have no voice.
– I am committed to maintaining the mission and integrity of the Agency’s values, its multicultural character and its diversity, revitalizing its role in a world in marked transformation, in which the BRICS are expanding, the Global South is emerging and the fight against inequalities are worsening at all levels, he says.
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