Anthony Bellanger, a French national and trade unionist, was appointed as the new General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) by the Federation’s Executive Committee at its meeting of 24 - 25 October in Brussels. He succeeds Beth Costa of Brazil who held the post since 2011.
Bellanger, 42, was IFJ Deputy General Secretary since 2 September 2014. He holds a PhD in history and had spent most of his career as journalist in the French print media and was involved in trade unionism with the Syndicat national des journalistes (SNJ) which he led as First General Secretary from 2011 – 2014.
IFRRO CEO, Olav Stokkmo, welcomed Bellanger’s appointment. “We have always enjoyed a close working relationship with IFJ through Beth Costa and I am looking forward to continuing it with Anthony, whose work we have appreciated for years”, he said, adding; “I congratulate him on his appointment.”
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