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Teresa Ribeiro

Teresa Ribeiro

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Teresa Ribeiro, of Portugal, is the fifth OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. She has vast political, diplomatic, human rights and media experience.

Prior to this position, Ms Ribeiro was Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, while serving as President of the National Commission for Human Rights.

She was also Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal and Deputy Secretary General at the Union for the Mediterranean, positions that gave her extensive experience in dealing with the EU institutions and Member States, as well as with its close neighborhood.

Throughout her career, Ms Ribeiro has held different positions in media, both in Portugal and in multilateral organizations, such as President of the Institute of the Media of Portugal, Chairperson of the Steering Committee on Mass Media of the Council of Europe, as well as co-founder and first elected President of the Executive Board of Obercom – Media Observatory.

She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon.

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