Osias Wurman is a journalist with over 100 articles published in Brazilian newspapers. In 2009, he was appointed Honorary Consul of Israel by late President Shimon Peres. Wurman serves as president of the Rio de Janeiro State Jewish Federation for four years – the longest period allowed – maximum and then vice president of the Brazilian Israelite Confederation for six years. Osias Wurman has been granted the Tiradentes Medal, the highest award given by the State of Rio de Janeiro. Wurman was a director of the Bloch communications holding, which comprised Manchete TV, Manchete magazine and Manchete radio.