International commission

Franco Ropelato (Italia)
President of NetOne Association

Computer and Information Systems consultant with extensive professional experience as an analyst programmer, business intelligence analyst…

…and database specialist. During his career he has written various software in the fields of IT Asset Management, Accounting, Warehouse Systems, Industrial Accounting, ERP and CRM for a wide range of companies including banks, public services, telecommunications, electromechanical manufacturing, tourism and non-profit organizations.

Isabel Gatti (Argentina)
International Coordinator

PhD in Sociology at UCA (Argentina), Master in Communication and Education from UAB (Barcelona, Spain)…

and Degree in Communication Sciences from UBA (Argentina). Postdoctoral student at the Sophia University Institute (Florence, Italy)), where she teaches Communication and Social Change. Currently President of Signis Argentina, (catholic association for communication). She represents Signis in the Advisory Council for Audiovisual Communication and Children of Argentine. She is part of the Radio Desk of Signis International as a researcher and has several publications.

Maddalena Maltese
Representative ofNew Humanity

A New York correspondent for Radiocor-Il Sole24ore, the economics and finance news agency, she collaborates with various publications…

in Italy and the USA. A member of the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents, she has been selected by New York University-Gallatin School as one of the 50 emerging immigrant writers of 2018 and 2019. For the Mario Diana Foundation she is a consultant on Integral Ecology and Circular Economy and for Focolare Media US she works on strategy and vision. Passionate about intercultural and interreligious dialogue, she is an ambassador for Religions for Peace International and represents the NGO New Humanity at the UN Multifaith Advisory Council.

Elena Coppola
RepresentativeFor Europe

Degree in Modern Literature Sapienza University (Rome, Italy). Editor of the Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office from 1994 to 1997. Press Office…

of the Focolare Movement Rome from 1997 to 2017. Editorial Secretary for TV2000, TV of the Italian Conference of Bishops from 1998 to 2000. Responsible for the website from 2000 to 2010. Production coordinator for Telelazio-Reteblu from 2000 to 2004. Staff of ReteBlu Spa general management, HR Selection and Training TV2000 and Radio Inblu from 2004 to date.
Member of NetOne International Commission since 2015.

Jose Aranas
Representative for Asia

He is the current Editor-in-Chief of New City Magazine Philippines. He has worked as a journalist for the past 22 years and has authored a hundred…

articles for New City Magazine and for other Philippine based newspapers. He won various international awards like those of the Geneva-based UCIP (Union Catholique International Presse) in Burkina Faso (2010), and ICOM (International Christian Organization of the Media) in Panama (2013) for his articles on Interreligious Dialogue and other current issues. His original children’s story book “Why is there an Elephant in My Christmas Manger?” won the prestigious Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Award of the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. or Children’s Category in 2019.

Liliane Mugombozi
Representative for Africa

A professional journalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and a Master of Arts in Social Justice…

and Global Development, works with several magazines and NGOs in Africa. Has been director of New City Africa/ Nouvelle Cité Afrique, and a lecturer of Communication Skills at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi (Kenya).

In a globalized world in search of a ‘culture of encounter’, her research and analysis focus on exploring the links between the important issues of our time through the ‘reading’ of everyday events.

Luís Henrique Marques
Representative for Latin America

Journalist and historian. Currently editor-in-chief of the magazines Cidade Nova and Ekklesía Brasil. He is also editor-in-chief of the news agency Signis…

and secretary of the current board. He has a doctorate in History and a post-doctorate in Communication. He worked as a lecturer at higher education for 26 years, lecturing journalism courses. Married to Fatima

and a member of the International Board of NetOne since 2015.

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