UNESCO Chair in Media Literacy and Quality Journalism organises online conference on press freedom, disinformation and media literacy

In the framework of Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the UNESCO Chair in Media Literacy and Quality Journalism together with the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación are organising a series of online conferences entitled Quality Journalism in the Age of Disinformation. The event, in collaboration with the Asociación de Televisión Educativa Iberoamericana (ATEI), Altaïr Magazine and IcMedia, will take place on 4, 5 and 7 May, at 17.00 (Spain), through the Zoom platform.

Each day, a specific topic will be presented for discussion and debate in a round table of experts. This will address the challenges facing press freedom, quality journalism, information rights and media literacy during the current global crisis caused by the coronavirus.

On Monday 4 May, the conference will be opened with a presentation by José Manuel Pérez Tornero, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Media Literacy and Quality Journalism. This will be followed by the first round table entitled La libertad de los periodistas en estado de alarma (Journalists’ freedom in a state of alarm). Martín Caparrós, journalist and writer; Mar Abad, co-founder of Yorokobu; Pere Ortín, Altair Magazine; and the moderator will be Santiago Tejedor, professor and director of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences at the UAB.

The second round table of the conference cycle, entitled Servicio público audiovisual en el horizonte del coronavirus, will take place on Tuesday 5 May and will be made up of Emelina Fernández Soriano, professor of Audiovisual Communication at the University of Málaga and former president of the Audiovisual Council of Andalusia; María Eugenia Mosquera, historian and General Director of ValeTV, Venezuela; Urbano García Alonso, journalist and General Director of Corporación Extremeña de Medios Audiovisuales, Spain (CEXMA); and Alfonso Morales Fernández, jurist and Doctor in Communication and President of the Board of Directors of TeleMadrid. The introduction and moderation will be led by José Manuel Pérez Tornero, Professor of Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Finally, the webinars will conclude with a conference on Media literacy in times of coronavirus. María José Recoder, Dean of the Faculty of Communication at the UAB, will introduce and moderate this third round table with the participation of Ramiro Noriega, former Minister of Culture of Ecuador and former Rector of the University of the Arts (Guayaquil); Marta Pellico, Director of ICMedia; Manuel Pinto, Professor of Communication at the University of Minho (Portugal); and Laura Cervi, researcher at the UAB.

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