December 2, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information This last point is strategic in the new stage undertaken by the Spanish section of RSF, as its growing visibility in Spanish-speaking countries and the close ties that link Spanish and Latin American journalism, faced with extremely complex situations, constitute a full field of growth opportunities. “It is time for the ties between Latin America and Spain to materialize in fruitful projects for both parties,” said Alfonso Armada, who closed his speech with verses by the Polish poet and Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska, which perfectly summarizes the ethical obligation that every journalist faces every day: “Yesterday I behaved badly in the cosmos. I lived all day without asking for anything, without being surprised about anything … ” Alfonso Armada (Vigo, 1958) is a journalism graduate from the Complutense University of Madrid and in interpretation by the Royal School of Dramatic Arts. In 2012 he joined Reporters Without Borders as vice president. For 14 years he worked for the newspaper El País, five of which as a correspondent for Africa, and since 1999 for ABC, where he held the following positions: correspondent in New York (1999-2005), journalistic director of the Master ABC / UCM (2009 -2015), director of the ABC Cultural supplement (2015-2017) and cultural correspondent (since September of this year). It has covered the siege of Sarajevo, the Rwandan genocide and the attack on the Twin Towers. He was deputy director of Teatra magazine and is editor and director of the digital magazine FronteraD. He has published, among others, the books Cuadernos Africanos; Spain, from sun to sun; The rumor of the border (Journey by the border between the United States and Mexico); New York, the desire and the chimera; New York Dictionary; Sarajevo Diaries of the Bosnian war, and El Celta is not to blame, in addition to theater (The Golden Age of Dogs / No Damned Hope) and poetry in Galician (Pita velenosa, door two hazards and TSC, Diario da noite) and in Spanish (The Storms,Failure of Tangier and Russian Notebook). He is the author of the blogs Violent Rain (ABC) and The viewpoint (FronteraD).Twitter: @alfarmada Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News SpainEurope – Central Asia SpainEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “I accept with responsibility the difficult challenge of being at the height of Malén Aznárez, who carried out her work with an admirable passion. I hope that her legacy will enlighten me to face the challenges that await us”, said Alfonso Armada, who took his next steps at the helm of RSF Spain in the following directions: consolidate the organization as champion of the defense of freedom of information in our country, linking a greater number of journalists to the mission of RSFSpain, defending a journalism based on the truth of facts and data and combative with false news, as well as consolidating the organization’s ties with Latin America . April 27, 2021 Find out more Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso With an emotional memory to Malén Aznárez, president of Reporters Without Borders Spain from 2011 until her death on July 30, María Dolores Masana opened the assembly of partners of the organization, which met on Monday, November 6 in Madrid to choose its representatives after the death of the unforgettable journalist. News RSF_en By unanimity of all the members present in the assembly and those who delegated their vote, Alfonso Armada, a long-standing cultural reporter and journalist, was elected the new president of Reporteros Sin Fronteras España. The current president, Macu de la Cruz, resumes her position as vice president, while the vacancy in the other vice presidency left by the appointment of Alfonso Armada, is occupied by Alicia Gómez Montano, veteran journalist of Televisión Española (TVE). Rosa Meneses, a reporter for the newspaper El Mundo, remains the general secretary of the organization. News November 14, 2017 Spain: Alfonso Armada, new president of the Spanish Section of Reporters Without Borders RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Spain
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Durand Cup, held for the first time in Kolkata in the cup’s storied 129 year history. The cup, which is organised by the Army in Delhi for over a century, is the oldest football cup in Asia.Banerjee went to the Swami Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, the venue of the match, where she was introduced to the players of Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting. While addressing the gathering to celebrate the centenary of East Bengal at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Thursday, she had invited the people to come and see the match. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that the ambience of Swami Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan has totally changed following the initiative of the Chief Minister. The stadium was the host of a couple of World Cup Under-19 matches, including the final. The football organisers and FIFA representatives who had visited the stadium had praised Banerjee for hosting a mega football show. The land adjacent to the stadium which had been covered by bushes and was used as a dumping ground, has now been given a new look. The chairs of the stadium have been replaced and a state-of-the-art dressing room for the players has been built, along with new restrooms. Following her inspiration, footballs are being manufactured in large scale at two places in Howrah, which are also being sent to foreign countries. The footballs have cleared vigorous quality tests and two well known clubs are likely to use them for matches.