Director of Information Lusa
Luísa Meireles has a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, having abandoned the practice of law after 10 years to dedicate herself to journalism when she joined the Expresso newspaper (1989). She has a post-graduate degree in European Studies from the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Lisbon and a course in Auditing from the National Defence Institute. She is a member of the Association Euromed-IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense National). She specialises in the areas of Defence and Security and European Affairs. She was International Editor of the Expresso newspaper (2000-2006) and Chief Editor of the Politics section of the same newspaper (2006 – 2018). Since 2018 she has been the Information Director of the Lusa news agency. One of the focuses of her work has been building the agency’s capacity to combat disinformation, with the organisation of training courses for journalists, conferences (in Portugal, Cape Verde and Mozambique) and the creation of a website dedicated to the topic: https://combatefakenews.lusa.pt/. She published the books “And After Iraq?” (2003), in partnership with General Loureiro dos Santos, and “General Loureiro dos Santos – a biography” (2018).