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The Communication and Education Office starts work on “Frontera Crónica”.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación UAB starts working on 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 migrations ‘. In November, and for one year, this project will be developed in which two practical workshops, two days of reflection and a cycle of debates will be created in the border city of Tijuana (Mexico). The project is made up of an inter-university team of 11 women and 7 men.

Mexico has become the most dangerous country in the world to work as a journalist. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a total of 142 journalists have been killed in the country between 1992 and 2022. This project, in collaboration with the online media Revista 5W, which specialises in migration, the Gabo Journalism Foundation, the Baja Autonomous University of Baja California (Tijuana) and the Mexican journalists’ network “Yo sí soy periodista” has established five lines of action: to promote cross-border journalism, spaces for reflection, co-creation and debate with journalists in Mexico, to modify news coverage of migratory movements, to present a different and rigorous informative treatment and create journalistic stories that raise awareness among the population, to contribute to promoting the narrative of stories of women leaders, transformers and generators of social change and to provide journalists with tools, platforms, networks and resources to react to complicated situations arising from threats, aggressions or other types of conflicts.

The working team is made up of the following journalists and teachers: Santiago Tejedor , teacher and head of the project, Martín Caparrós, Argentinean journalist and chronicler, David Jiménez, journalist and writer, Agus Morales, director of 5W, Cristina Pulido, Serra Húnter professor of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences UAB, María José Recoder, PhD in Information Sciences UAB, Beatriz Villarejo, PhD in Education UB, and PhD and Master’s students Kelly Robledo, Belén Sancho and Elena Hita. Also taking part in the project are Diana Denisse Merchant Ley, María de Jesús Montoya Robles, Ángel Cilserio Ruiz Rios and Feliciano Castro Loya from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Baja California. 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. 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, it develops projects and research in the field of convergence between communication and education. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society. Under the direction of Santiago Tejedor, the Office organises different master’s degrees, such as the Master’s Degree in Travel Journalism (on-site and online), the Master’s Degree in Communication and Education, the Master’s Degree in Environmental Communication and the Master’s Degree in Political and Electoral Communication Management. The group has a wide and varied collection of publications, in the form of scientific articles, books and book chapters, and other works, which is constantly being renewed. It also has a laboratory for teaching innovation projects, transfer and new formats that are conceived and developed from a perspective based on creativity and multidisciplinary work. Every year, the Cabinet organises an academic expedition that travels the world with students from different universities and degrees. This is the Tahina-Can Expedition, which has been awarded as the best educational project in Spain. It also has the portal Tu Aventura, the educational platform infoEDU and the newsgames and science project Reporteros de la ciencia.