Ignacio Ramonet

Ramonet in Geneva, 2011. Ignacio Ramonet Miguez (born 5 May 1943) is a Spanish academic, journalist and writer who has been based in Paris for much of his career. After becoming first known for writing on film and media, he became editor-in-chief of ''Le Monde diplomatique'', serving from 1991 until March 2008. Under his leadership, LMD established editorial independence in 1996 from ''Le Monde'', with which it had been affiliated since 1954.

Ramonet published an editorial in December 1997 in LMD on the Tobin tax that led to the launching of ATTAC. This is an activist organization promoting taxation of foreign exchange transactions.

Ramonet is one of the founders of the NGO Media Watch Global, and its president. He frequently contributes to ''El País'', among other media, and participates in an advisory council to the Venezuelan network Telesur. Provided by Wikipedia
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