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Frontera Crónica’: a project to promote workshops for women journalists

The project ‘Frontera Crónica: Workshop on cross-border journalism and co-creation for the promotion of a critical view and the construction of other narratives on violence, women and migration‘, promoted by the UAB Communication and Education Office and to be held in the border city of Tijuana (Mexico), will promote workshops aimed at women journalists.

This initiative, which has won the 39th call of the UAB Solidarity Fund for inter-university cooperation projects led by PAS, PDI and UAB students, reflects on the fact of being a woman journalist in Mexico, a reality where “violence and reprisals predominate in order to exercise freedom of expression”. In this sense, the project aims to educate about the importance of the role of the media in avoiding the dissemination of negative stereotypes of women and to help implement principles of news coverage that avoid re-victimisation, encouraging ‘the narrative of stories of women leaders, transformers and generators of social change’. To this end, it will create a workshop in which, based on the study and analysis of materials and real case studies, it will reflect on other types of narratives and perspectives.

This project will collaborate with the network of Mexican journalists “Yo sí soy periodista” working in the city of Tijuana and has the collaboration of the cybermedia Revista 5W, specialised in migrations, the Gabo Journalism Foundation and the Baja Autonomous University of Baja California (Tijuana). Among the members of the work team are Santiago Tejedor, teacher and project leader, Martín Caparrós, Argentinean journalist and chronicler, David Jiménez, journalist and writer, Agus Morales, director of 5W, and teachers and researchers from the Gabo de Comunicación y Educación UAB, the teachers of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Baja California Diana Denisse Merchant Ley, María de Jesús Montoya Robles, Ángel Cilserio Ruiz Rios and Feliciano Castro Loya. The co-organising team in Tijuana of the collective “Yo Sí Soy Periodista” is made up of journalists Sonia Elva Rosas de Anda, Alma Yolanda Morales González, Inés García Ramos and José Ibarra Amador.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y de Educación is a consolidated group specialised in scientific research and dissemination, which belongs to the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB. It has been recognised by AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca) of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a Consolidated Research Group on the basis of its trajectory, projection and development. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society.