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Friday, July 19, 2019
Milla Sundström is an IPS stalwart who dedicated over three decades of her professional life to building and strengthening IPS Inter Press Service in Finland.
She spearheaded the IPS office beginning August 1988, managing singlehandedly the Finnish IPS service which is devoted to transmitting IPS news and views from the developing world and analysis of global issues that are of interest to a Finnish audience or readership via mainstream and alternative media, NGOs and national and regional institutions.
The credit for the success of the IPS Finnish office is wholly due to Milla. The number of IPS stories offered to Finnish media, after translations and editing to meet the needs of the Finnish audience, increased exponentially under Milla’s leadership. In 2012, for example, a record number of 1700 stories was issued through the IPS Finnish office.
While Milla remains an active supporter and a strong advocate of IPS, the time has come now to dedicate her valuable attention and spend her time on all other activities she always aspired to.
The IPS global team thanks her for her invaluable contribution to IPS and wishes her happiness, peace and good health in the future.
Milla is, and will remain, “IPS’ Star of the Years”.