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Palabras fronterizas, a new series of dialogues with women journalists

The Frontera Crónica project launches ‘Palabras fronterizas‘, a series of dialogues directed by journalist Martín Caparrós. From March to November it will address different questions related to journalism, borders, migration, women and violence. The first dialogue ‘Women, borders and journalism‘ will bring together journalists Maria Teresa Ronderos and Luz Mely Reyes. It will take place on Monday 13 March at 18:00 (Spain) online (Zoom). Registration is free and can be done through the following link.

This new initiative, which is part of the ‘Frontera Crónica’ project, aims to promote critical dialogue on current issues related to the development of the journalistic profession in places of conflict, especially in Mexico. The different dialogues aim to reflect on journalistic words and challenges on a chronic frontier.

Under the direction of journalist Martín Caparrós, winner of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award 2023, the first dialogue will debate women, borders and journalism and will bring together Maria Teresa Ronderos, Colombian investigative journalist and columnist for El Espectador, and Luz Mely Reyes, Venezuelan journalist and analyst, member of the Gabo Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This session can be followed online (through the Zoom platform) on Monday 13 March at 18:00. You can register by filling in the following form.

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 has the collaboration of the Gabo Journalism Foundation, the Baja Autonomous University of Baja California (Tijuana) and the Mexican journalists’ network “Yo sí soy periodista“. Among its objectives are the recognition of the work of journalists in scenarios of violence, the proposal of new narratives around the borders marked by migration and violence, the provision of a directory of resources and platforms for Mexican journalists working on the border with the US, and the creation of a network of journalists working on the border with Mexico. The project also aims to create a directory of resources and platforms to improve their stories and content, generate citizen commitment interested in learning about other types of narratives on migration, women and violence in the border region, raise awareness among university students in Mexico and at the UAB of social problems and promote media literacy in journalistic and non-journalistic scenarios.