NATO gives woman top press job for first time

Oana Lungescu begins as NATO

From DPA:  NATO on Thursday announced that it has given a woman its top press job for the first time in its 61-year history as it announced the hiring of international journalist Oana Lungescu as spokeswoman.

"I’m pleased to announce that Oana Lungescu has accepted my offer to become the new NATO spokesperson," Anders Fogh Rasmussen told journalists in Brussels.

Before taking on the NATO appointment, she was for years one of the key reporters on European issues for the BBC World Service.

Lungescu takes up her new job Dec 1. She replaces James Appathurai, a Canadian, who is moving to another position within NATO.  (photo: BBC)

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