João Francisco Pinto
President of the Grand Jury Panel of SHORTS
Portuguese News and Program Controller of TDM – Teledifusão de Macau, S.A.
João Francisco Pinto is TDM’s Portuguese News and Program Controller – a position he has held since 2005. His career spans more than two decades, during which time he has worked as a journalist in newspapers, radios and TV. Currently, he is also the President of the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau. Last year, he was elected as chairman of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) News Group for a 3-year term. João Francisco Pinto has a degree in economics and several courses on journalism taken in Portugal, Macau and the US.