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Jorge Fontevecchia

President & CEO, Perfil Network

Jorge Fontevecchia

Jorge Fontevecchia is President & CEO of Perfil Network S.A., but also holds the post of Rector of the School of Communication, Perfil, and is a Member of the National Academy of Journalism, holding the Manuel Laínez Chair.

Mr Fontevecchia began his journalistic career in 1975, and went on to found a number of publications in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and on into Portugal and, through licensees, in Angola and Russia, and directly in China. News reporting has been the cornerstone of his work and his publications have been banned (and the bans overturned by the Supreme Court), he and his colleagues have been threatened and he has survived a kidnapping.

In 2015, Mr  Fontevecchia obtained two open television licenses by tender, and a radio station is scheduled.

Mr  Fontevecchia is the Director of the Academic Committee of Postgraduate Studies in Journalism of Investigation Perfil-USAL  and of the Diploma in Scientific Journalism Perfil-Favaloro. He himself studied (1973 -1975) at the School of Business Administration – Universidad Argentina de la Empresa; read Studies of Television at the New York University and from 2009-2013 completed a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Subjectivity in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires. He has published and spoken widely.

He has been honoured with a number of awards for his work , including the Cabot Award in Journalism 1997,  Columbia University;  Río Branco´s Order to the Knight Commander, from the government of Brazil, for his contribution to the cultural exchange between both countries in 2000 and most recently, Legislatura, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Declaración de Ciudadano Ilustre (Declaration of Illustrious Citizen), 2019.

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