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Erik Bjerager Re-elected President of World Editors Forum

Erik Bjerager, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national daily Kristeligt Dagblad, has been re-elected President of the World Editors Forum for a second two-year term.

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Mr Bjerager was re-elected on Sunday at the Annual General Meeting of the WEF, held during the organisation's annual meetings in Bangkok, Thailand.

Marcelo Rech, the Director of Journalism at the RBS Group in Brazil, was elected Vice President of the organization.

Mr Bjerager has served as Editor-in-Chief of Kristeligt Dagblad since 1994. He became Managing Director of the daily a year later. He has been a member of the WEF Board since 2001.

Mr Rech was recently appointed Director of Journalism at RBS, which is based in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil and includes 18 TV stations, two community TV stations, one rural channel, 25 radio stations, eight newspapers and four internet portals. Mr Rech is a former general director of the newspaper division, and a former managing editor of the Zero Hora newspaper.

More than 1,500 chief editors, publishers, CEOs and other senior newspaper and news publishing executives have gathered in Bangkok for the 20th World Editors Forum, 65th World Newspaper Congress and 23rd World Advertising Forum, the annual summit meetings of the world's press.

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