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Jaime Abello Banfi

Jaime Abello Banfi

General Director & Co-founder, Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Foundation (FNPI), Colombia

General director and co-founder of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Foundation (FNPI), an organization established in 1994 in Cartagena, Colombia, by Gabriel García Márquez, with the mission to work for journalism excellence and training of journalists, so that there are better informed societies in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Before joining the Foundation he had been, between 1990 and 1994, director of Telecaribe, a regional public television channel in the Colombian Caribbean coast. He graduated from Law School at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, but his career has been devoted to the fields of communication, culture and support independent journalism.

Mr Abello participates regularly in boards, forums for debate and advisory councils of these sectors, as in the case of the Council of Global Agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2010 and 2011 as well as the steering committee of the GFMD (Global Forum for Media Development), an international alliance of leading organizations supporting programs and development of media.