If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
- Malcolm X
What The Conferences Are
At present, the way in which information is created, manipulated and distributed marks, more than in any other time, the evolution of social, political, cultural and economic processes. The mass media are a tool through which governments, international organizations and transnational corporations are able to impose changes and scenarios that go against the interests and rights of the people and the planet, through a single discourse of a subjective nature that is based on the informational silence of the realities that question the current system, and the information to build a reality conducive to their interests.
The conferences “Communication, Power and Counterpower” will take place from November 17 to December 8 2017 and has as main objectives:
- Map the causes and consequences of the communication system in today's society.
- Learn about communicative projects and initiatives that generate alternatives when building societies.
- Learn how people can use communicative tools to rebuild the world.
- Know how to handle infoxication and silence in information.
- Understand the real power of the media.
- Know the diversity in the type of communicative activism.
In order to analyze all these problems, the "Communication, Power and Counterpower" Conferences will consist of different lectures with specific subjects that will delve into each one of them from a critical point of view, looking also for proposals that build alternative models both in information processes and in the creation of counterpower from the field of communication.
Thursday 11/23/2017 - MARCOS PÉREZ “Every journalist has his/her own truth. War of stories in a fragmented world”, Casares Quiroga House Museum (Panaderas St, 12) at 7:30 p.m.
Friday 11/24/2017 - ANTONIO CARO “Advertising as an instrument of power”, Alexandre Bóveda Cultural Association (Olmos Street, 16) at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/30/2017 - ALEJANDRO BARRANQUERO “Strategies for media reform. Is it possible to subvert the media system?”, CSA Playa Gata (Cardenal Herrera Oria ave., 80B) at 8:30 p.m.
Friday 12/08/2017 - PHILIPPE CORCUFF “Criticism of media and emancipation in today's world”, Espace Martin-Luther-King, (27 boulevard Louis-Blanc, 34000) at 7:00 p.m.
Friday 12/08/2017 - DMITRI VITALIEV “Manipulating the net, stories of censorship and defensive security“, McGill University (3480 McTavish St, Montreal, QC H3A 1X9 [Room 203A, 2nd Floor]) at 7:00 p.m.
Santiago de Compostela
Friday 11/17/2017 - JOSÉ CANDÓN "A cage with windows: Risks and opportunities for digital activism", Gentalha do Pichel (Santaclara St, 21) at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 11/18/2017 - JOSÉ “PEPE” RIBAS “Does free press exist?”, De Catro a Catro (Girona St, 16) at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11/25/2017 - MAGDA BANDERA “Myths about the supposed digital revolution in the media”, O Serán (Manuel Núñez St, 29, Bajo) at 8:00 p.m.
EIGHTH STEP: SUBVERT THE CURRENT MEDIA SYSTEM
Last Thursday, January 19, the last lecture that put an end to the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences took place. We met at the CSA Playa Gata where, in the hands of Alejandro Barranquero, we approached an analysis of the possibilities we have to subvert the current media system. In…
A PATH TO RETHINK COMMUNICATION
Between November 17 and December 8, the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences took place, with the central objective of analyzing how, via communication, networks of hegemonic power are constructed and, in turn, how to reverse these situations through various alternatives. To begin this exercise of reflection and analysis, we were…
SEVENTH STEP: HOW INFORMATION IS MANIPULATED THROUGH THE NET
Last Friday, December 8, we took the last step of these Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences. This led us to Mcgill University in Montreal where, together with Dmitri Vitaliev, project manager eQualit.ie, we set out to discover how information can be manipulated through the net. This lecture, entitled “Manipulating the…
SIXTH STEP: EMANCIPATION AS INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
Last Friday, December 8, the sixth step of this road, that we have been covering during the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences, took place. On this occasion we met at the Espace Martin-Luther-King, in the city of Montpellier, where, through his experience, Philippe Corcuff made an analysis of the media…
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FIFTH STEP: THE EMERGENCY SITUATION IN ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Last Saturday, November 25, we continued to follow this path that is helping us to analyze communication in today’s world, with a fifth step of the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences. We gave this step with Magda Bandera, director of La Marea magazine, who gave us her vision on what…
FOURTH STEP: ADVERTISING AS A POWER TOOL
On November 24 we met once again in A Coruña to follow this path that is serving to unravel communication and its relationship with political power and transnationals. We took a fourth step together with Antonio Caro within the framework of the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences, which helped us…
THIRD STEP: FRAGMENTED REALITIES, INFORMATION HAZARDS
On November 23rd, at Casa Museo Casares Quiroga in A Coruña, Marcos Pérez’s lecture, “Every journalist has his/her own truth. War of stories in a fragmented world”. It was the third step towards discovering the implications of communication for citizens and how networks convert the consumption of information into a…
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ANTONIO CARO, A MAGAZINE TO THINK ADVERTISING
Antonio Caro is founder and co-director (2007 and 2011) of the magazine “Thinking Advertising. International Journal of Advertising Research “, biannual publication, edited by the Complutense University of Madrid, which aims to promote the understanding of the advertising phenomenon and related matters, providing, especially to researchers from the Spanish State…
SECOND STEP: FREEDOM OF PRESS FROM THE TRANSITION UNTIL TODAY
Last November 18, we met at the café De Catro a Catro to attend Pepe Ribas’ lecture, founder of Ajoblanco, one of the countercultural publications most linked to the years of the Transition. This lecture, which is part of the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences, served to delve into the…
THE FIRST STEP: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DIGITAL ACTIVISM
On the 17th in Compostela, the Communication, Power and Contrapoder Conferences were launched. The first step of this road for the analysis of problems and alternatives within the current communication, which we will continue until December 8, we accompanied José Candón, who portrayed his vision of digital activism and the…
MARCOS PÉREZ PRAZA PÚBLICA JOURNALIST, A NEW GALICIAN DIGITAL MEDIUM
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MAGDA BANDERA, DIRECTOR OF LA MAREA
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THE CONFERENCES “COMMUNICATION, POWER AND COUNTERPOWER” ARE BORN!!
This Saturday, October 28 the conferences “Communication, Power and Counterpower” gave the final step towards their construction thanks to more than 70 people who, through their contributions to the crowdfunding campaign, made it possible to obtain the necessary budget to make them a reality. The conferences “Communication, Power and Counterpower”…
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