How are we communicating the various issues related to the environment? What are we doing to confront and counteract disinformation in this area? What are the major challenges facing journalists, writers and content creators when communicating and explaining these issues? These and other questions will be discussed and reflected upon at the conference Disinformation and the environment, organised by the Communication and Education Office, the Master’s in Travel Journalism, the Intercampus project and Planeta UAB. The virtual meeting will take place next Friday 26 March, from 12.00 to 19.00 hours Spain, via Zoom.
The day will begin with the round table entitled The adventure of telling the world in which David Rull, Egyptologist, travel guide specialising in North Africa and lecturer in the Department of Journalism at the UAB, will talk to Jordi Llompart, journalist, filmmaker and writer.
The second round table will be dedicated to two projects that are committed to change. It will be moderated by Ricardo Carniel, lecturer in the Department of Journalism at the UAB, and will include the participation of Juanjo Conejo, director of the project Technolita and the blue planet, an educational initiative to raise awareness among children of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, Elsa Velasco, coordinator of the latest edition of the PerCientEx project and member of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), and two members of the project Zoroastro, a short film made by a group of students at the UAB in commemoration of the murder of Chico Mendes, a Brazilian environmental activist. and two members of the Zoroastro project, a short film made by a group of UAB students in commemoration of the murder of Chico Mendes, a Brazilian environmental activist.
Cristina Pulido, Professor Serra Hunter from the Department of Journalism at the UAB, will introduce the next round table dedicated to Uninformed Consumption. Brenda Chávez, journalist and researcher specialising in consumption, sustainability and culture and member of the female collective of investigative journalists on consumption Carro de Combate will reflect on the subject together with Javier Raboso, sociologist at the Complutense University of Madrid, human rights activist and head of the Democracy and Culture of Peace campaign at Greenpeace Spain.
The day will continue with the presentation of three books on the subject. Santiago Tejedor , director of the Department of Journalism at the UAB and co-director of the Masters in Travel Journalism and Environmental Communication, will moderate the round table with Jordi Serrallonga, archaeologist, naturalist, expedition guide and author of the book Dioses con pies de barro (Editorial Crítica); Gabi Martínez, writer and editor specialising in travel books and author of Un cambio de verdad (Editorial Seix Barrel); and Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente, graduate in Biological Sciences and Film Production, creator of the Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation and author of the book Félix. Un hombre en la tierra (Editorial geoPlaneta).
Finally, Marciano Venté , director of the Regional Observatory of Information and Communication Media of Eastern Colombia (ORMIC) and professor at the UNAB, Colombia, will be in charge of moderating the last round table entitled A Planet in Danger, which will include the intervention of Heriberto Araújo , journalist, writer and lecturer who reports on the environment, human rights and Latin America and who is currently writing a book on the Amazon rainforest. And with the participation of two projects developed in Peru: Micaela Egúsquiza, a graduate in communication and journalism, will present the documentary PACIFICUM, return of the ocean; and María Elena Carbajal, journalist and environmental and social communicator, will present the initiatives carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society Peru.