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Board of Directors



The IPS Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished journalists, academics, communications experts and specialists in international cooperation – chosen by the IPS International Association’s members.

 

 

Walther Lichem, Chair (November 2014 – )
Walther Lichem, retired Austrian Ambassador with studies in law and oriental archaeology (Univ. of Graz, Austria) and political science (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna).

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Fifi Benaboud, Vice-Chair
Fifi Benaboud – Algerian. PhD in Political Science. Coordinator of Transmediterranean Program (“Transmed”), North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

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 baccin Marco Baccin
Former Ambassador of Italy to Uruguay and Cuba.
Thalif Deen
Former IPS U.N. Bureau Chief and Regional Director, Inter Press Service (IPS).

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Paula Fray
Former IPS Africa Director, Managing Director of Fray InterMedia.
Ricardo Grassi
President and DG of ‘IPS Academy’ and in-charge of the Communication and Information Unit, UNESCO Afghanistan.

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Estrella Gutierrez
Chief Editor, IPS Spanish News Service.

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Farhana Haque Rahman
Director-General of Inter Press Service.

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Giovanni Spinelli
Former Director of Corporate Affairs of IPS, Adviser to DGs

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Frank La Rue
Former Special Rapporteur onn the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression at the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.
Khalid Malik
An international civil servant, resident in New York. He has held a variety of senior management and substantive positions at the United Nations and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
 kudzai-pic_90 Kudzai Makombe
Former IPS Africa Regional Director.

Bibiana Piene
A senior reporter on the Foreign News Desk of the Norwegian News Agency. Active member of the International Association for Investigative Journalism, International Reporter and IAWRT; and International Association for Women in Radio and TV.
José Washington
IPS Latin America Director
 
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