Santiago Tejedor and Cristina Pulido take part in a Unesco conference on media and information literacy

Santiago Tejedor, director of the UAB Communication and Education Office, and Cristina Pulido, Serra Húnter lecturer at the UAB Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, took part in the webinar ‘Media and Information Literacy: Building Resilience for the Futures of Learning’ organised by Unesco.

This webinar addressed how media and information literacy is crucial to combating disinformation and its role in democratic governance and peace. In this sense, it emphasised the idea that “teachers and young people capitalise on the learning, social engagement and creativity offered by the exponential growth of digital technologies and the explosion of new forms of media”.

The webinar was opened by Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector. Different researchers and professors from different nationalities participated in the webinar: Estrella Luna, project manager of Media Arts and ICT from Mexico, Mariana Lameiras, CSRC researcher at the University Do Minho in Portugal, Santiago Tejedor, director of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Cristina Pulido, lecturer Serra Húnter of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences UAB, Drissia Chouit, professor at Ismail University in Morocco, Samy Tayie, professor at Cairo University, Jun Sakamoto, professor at Hosei University in Japan and Kyoko Murakami, professor at the same university and member of the UNESCO University Network for Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue.

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.