Leona Forman

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Leona Forman "founded Brazil Foundation in June 2000 after retiring from a 20-year career at the United Nations. As chief of Information Centers Services at the UN, Leon a managed a network of 70 centers around the world. Prior to that, she headed the Department of Public Information's section for non-governmental organizations, working closely with over 1,600 associated NGOs in all regions of the world.

"Before joining the UN, Leona was cultural correspondent for O Globo in France and a writer for the magazine Realidade, from Chicago and East Timor . Leona studied at the University of Paris , Graduate studies towards the IIIème cycle, Institut Français de Presse. She received her Master's degree from Columbia University School of Journalism and Bachelor's degree from the University of Brazil , Rio de Janeiro." [1]

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  1. Directors, PCI-Media Impact, accessed September 16, 2008.