María Seoane

María Seoane (born 25 January 1948) is an Argentine economist, journalist, and writer who has ventured into film. She has won numerous awards and published eight books on political issues in Argentine history. She was the director of LRA Radio Nacional from 2009 until her resignation on 21 December 2015.[1][2]

María Seoane
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Born (1948-01-25) 25 January 1948 (age 72)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires
OccupationEconomist, journalist, writer, film director
Awards

CareerEdit

María Seoane has a degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires.

She has served as:

  • National political editor of the journal El Periodista de Buenos Aires (1985–1989)
  • National political editor of the newspaper Sur (1989–1990)
  • Editor-in-chief of the Argentine section of the magazine Noticias (1992–1994)
  • Deputy secretary of national political editing (from 1994)
  • Director of the Clarín newspaper supplement Zona (1998)

She has published contributions in:

  • The Mexican magazine Di
  • The Mexican newspapers Uno Más Uno and El Universal
  • The Turin magazine Nueva Sociedad

AcademicsEdit

Seoane is a professor in the Journalism Master's program of the Chair of Journalistic Research at the University of San Andrés (Buenos Aires), and Columbia University (United States).

She has been an OAS consultant, and prepared reports on freedom of expression for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.[3]

MilitancyEdit

In 1990s she joined the select group of the Journalists' Association.

In 2002, she signed a request from the Journalists' Association criticizing the detention of Ernestina Herrera de Noble by Judge Roberto Marquevich [es], due to the alleged appropriation of two children of disappeared persons.[4]

During the government of Néstor Kirchner she was director of the magazine Caras y Caretas. In 2009, under Cristina Fernández, she became Executive Director of LRA Radio Nacional.[1] She resigned the position on 21 December 2015.[2]

She is a member of the group COMUNA, in favor of democratic communication.

BooksEdit

  • La noche de los lápices, chronicle co-authored with Héctor Ruiz Núñez [es], Editorial Contrapunto, 1986
  • Menem, la patria sociedad anónima, essay, Editorial Gente Sur, 1990
  • Todo o nada. Biografía de Mario Roberto Santucho, Editorial Planeta, 1991
  • El burgués maldito. Biografía de José Ber Gelbard, Editorial Planeta, 1998
  • El dictador. Biografía de Jorge Rafael Videla, co-author, Editorial Sudamericana, 2001
  • El saqueo de la Argentina, about privatizations; written in collaboration with Eduardo Basualdo [es] and others, 2001
  • Nosotros : apuntes sobre pasiones, razones y trampas de los argentinos entre dos siglos. Sudamericana, 2005
  • Argentina. El siglo del progreso y la oscuridad, Planeta, 2006
  • El enigma Perrotta, Sudamericana, 2011
  • Bravas. Alicia Eguren de Cooke y Susana Pirí Lugones. Sudamericana, 2014, ISBN 9789500747394
  • El nieto. La trágica y luminosa historia de Ignacio "Guido" Montoya Carlotto, with Roberto Caballero [es], Sudamericana, May 2015

Notebooks of Caras y CaretasEdit

  • La noche de los bastones largos (2006)
  • La noche de la dictadura (2006)
  • Evita, esa mujer (2007)
  • Rodolfo Walsh, la palabra no se rinde (2007)
  • La tragedia y la comedia en la Argentina (2008)
  • El Cordobazo (2009)

FilmEdit

Seoane's first book, The Night of Pencils (La noche de los lápices), was adapted into a film of the same name by Argentine director Héctor Olivera.

She has ventured into directing with the documentary Gelbard, historia secreta del último burgués nacional (along with Carlos Castro, 2006), about the former Economy Minister José Ber Gelbard.[5]

She also directed the 2011 animated film Eva from Argentina, focusing on the historical figures Eva Perón and Rodolfo Walsh.[6][7]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "La periodista María Seoane dirigirá Radio Nacional" [The Journalist María Seoane to Direct Radio Nacional]. Clarín (in Spanish). 30 July 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Renunció la directora de Radio Nacional, María Seoane" [The Director of Radio Nacional, María Seoane, Resigns]. La Nación (in Spanish). 21 December 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Capítulo IV – Libertad de Expresión y Pobreza" [Chapter IV – Freedom of Expression and Poverty] (in Spanish). Organization of American States. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Directora de Clarín quedó detenida en su domicilio" [Director of Clarín Detained in Her Home]. LaRed21 (in Spanish). 21 December 2002. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Historias para no olvidar" [Stories Not to Forget]. La Nación (in Spanish). 25 May 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ Noriega, Gustavo (20 October 2011). "Eva de la Argentina" [Eva from Argentina]. La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Animar a una figura histórica" [Animating a Historical Figure]. Clarín (in Spanish). 20 October 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b "María Seoane" (in Spanish). Konex Foundation. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Distinción internacional para periodistas de Clarín" [International Distinction for Clarín Journalists]. Clarín (in Spanish). 14 January 1999. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Premio Cortázar al Suplemento Zona" [Cortázar Award for the Supplement Zona]. Clarín (in Spanish). 18 June 2000. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Fue 'el hermano mayor de muchos'" [He was the 'Big Brother of Many']. Página/12 (in Spanish). 9 April 2002. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Distinguen en TEA a periodistas" [Journalists Recognized at TEA]. La Nación (in Spanish). 29 August 2002. Retrieved 7 August 2018.

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