S’Africa’s Patel Elected IPI Executive Board Chair


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The Head of Programmes for the International Fund for Public Interest Media and the former editor-in-chief of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper, Khadija Patel, was elected yesterday as the 35th Chair of the International Press Institute (IPI)‘s global Executive Board.

“I am honoured to be entrusted with this position”, she said. “And I look forward to steering the IPI through this challenging period of media history. The IPI is a cherished institution and is best placed to bring together the diversity of our industry to forge ahead during a period of significant upheaval.”

Patel was elected by fellow members of IPI’s Executive Board during the organization’s World Congress and General Assembly, held September 15 to 17 in Vienna, Austria. She replaces Markus Spillmann, former editor of Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung, who served two terms after being elected to the position during IPI’s 2018 World Congress in Abuja,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper