Innovation and creativity in and from the field of social communication

Rainer coordinated by Rubira

Creativity processes have attracted academic interest as an object of study in the field of Communication Sciences long. With the advent of communication technologies, the study of these phenomena has only grown in importance. For this reason, This initiative aims to focus on the processes of creation and from the communication from an innovative standpoint. We propose to address aspects have as thread understand, reflect and interpret the boundaries between communication and creativity, as convergent and complementary fields.

The mission of the activity we propose is warranted from the need to study and systematize experiences in relationships between the processes of communication and creation from an innovative standpoint taking, consider the impact of technology, but also the changes in public that have occurred in the last decade.

The transposition of the Directive on Audiovisual Communication Services: new scenario, new rules

Coordinated by Mae Lozano, Carmen Caffarel and Alejandro Perales

The aim of this conference is analyze changes in the audiovisual scene associated with the transposition into Spanish law of Directive (EU) 2018/1808 European Parliament and Council, of 14 of November, amending Directive audiovisual media services amending.

The round tables with the participation of experts, Administration and service providers audiovisual communication.

  • Cristina Morales Door, Deputy Director General Contents Information Society, Secretary of State for the Digital Advance (SEAD).
  • José Angel García Cabrera, Audiovisual deputy director of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC).
  • Roger Loppacher and Crehuet, President of the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia (CAC).
  • Joaquín Durán Ayo, Member of the Audiovisual Council of Andalusia (THAT:A).
  • Carmen Garcia Amores, Director General of Castilla La Mancha Media on behalf of the FORTA.
  • Eduardo Olano Codesido, President of the Union of Commercial Television in Open (UTECA).
  • Carolina Godayol Disario, President CONECTA, Theme Channels Association.
  • Antonio Vargas Cano, Public Policy Manager de Google.
  • Angel Garcia Castillejo, Lawyer specializing in audiovisual.
  • Maria Angeles Lopez Lobatón, Director of the Legal Department of Telefónica Digital Audiovisual.


Some pictures of the seminar ...

Reputation Media: traditional media versus digital media

This conference aims to analyze and discuss with representatives meanings the national media and, both traditional and digital natives, his vision on reputation of both types of the media in Spain.

Reputation Media Communication. Dialogue between professionals and the University

It is available the presentation about "Social Media and Human Rights in Africa", from the Researcher Carlos Bajo Erro, which took place as a part of our event Africa: Communication and Human Rights Education, So close and yet so far.

The presentation can be consulted here.

The actual Political Communication: new players, speeches and scenarios

I Ibero-American Forum of UNESCO Chairs in Communication

The event is organized by the UNESCO Chair in Communication and Culture of Peace who heads the School of Communication at the University of Lima.

In order to create a space for an academic dialogue, reflection and analysis on communication and connection with citizens, the Faculty of Communication at the University of Lima inaugurated the I Iberoamerican Forum of UNESCO Chairs in Communication. Our Chair participates with a presentation by our director Carmen Caffarel.

  • Days: 10 and 11 May 2016
  • Place: Central Auditorium of the University of Lima, Peru.
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Filming African women in Spain: with the documentarian Ines Paris

The Chair opened the academic year with the activity "filming African women in Spain": Notes on the gender perspective in the documentary ", including the presentation of the documentary "Apples, chickens and chimeras " (2013), by its director Ines Paris.

From an intimate narrative thread, the immigration reality of African women is shown in Spain, full of uncertainty but also of hope. The director has extensive experience in this type of work and has won several international awards in recognition of the quality of his work.

This action has been developed within the framework of the "call for aid for carrying out actions in the field of human rights education", of our university.

  • Day: 23 September 2015
  • Hour: 10:30 am
  • Place: Salón de actos – Gestión, Campus of Fuenlabrada
  • Credits: 0.3 ECTS.

Plots of Genocide and War Crimes. Challenges for the International Justice

Reflections in the light of the Special Courts Africa: Rwanda and Sierra Leone

Organized by the International Center for the Promotion of the Human Rights (CIPDH) from Argentina. With the presence of the spanish jurist, Baltasar Garzon,, the event has deepened in post-conflict context and the results achieved in the defense of truth and justice as guarantees of non-repetition of Human Rights violations.

  • Day: 27 and 28 April 2015
  • Place: Auditorio Radio Nacional

Journalists reputation

In the latest report of the CIS, February of 2013, journalists, with judges, are the two worst professions valued by the spanish people. The Communication Sciences Faculty from the URJC, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair [Comunesco], has organized a conference, through presentations by different specialists, that aims to find the causes of the current reputation and search proposals to change the image of the profession. UNESCO presented, last July in Belgium, a document that aims to unify the overall teachings of journalism.

The conference will be attended by communication professionals, among which are: Carmen del Riego (APM), Alicia Gómez Montano (TVE), angel Exposito (COPE), Gloria Valenzuela (EFE), Ernesto Estévez (SER), Agustín Valladolid (ZoomNews). Moderators will be Carmen Caffarel and Mario García de Castro.