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Spanish journalists in Arab countries

From February 05, 2019 until July 31, 20197:00 p.m.
MADRID
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

Throughout 2019, Casa Árabe will be holding a series of conferences aimed at increasing awareness about the work by Spanish journalists who cover the Arab world to provide information. 

The series Spanish journalists in Arab countries provides an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the trade of investigating, processing and publishing informational content originating from the Middle East and North Africa for Spanish and Spanish-speaking societies. Throughout the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first century, different forms of journalism and media have been evolving, sometimes quite rapidly and radically. How can journalism adapt to change, to the conditions reporters face on the ground, to the wide range of different sources? How can it relate with European journalism traditions and contemporary international practices? And how is the impact of their messages to be evaluated?

SESSIONS:
February 5: Three decades of experience in the Middle East, by Ángela Rodicio
February 25: Javier Martín
March 27: Ricardo García Vilanova, on the occassion of the presentation of his book, Fade to Black. Acenso y caída  del Isis 2011-2019. Siria, Libia, Iraq
April: Natalia Sancha
 
  • Three decades of experience in the Middle East

    Three decades of experience in the Middle East

    February 05, 20197:00 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62, upper floor). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
    In Spanish.
    First session in the series Spanish journalists in Arab countries, given by Ángela Rodicio, a journalist for Informe Semanal, a weekly news show on Spain’s RTVE network.
    The event will be presented by Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe.

    Ángela Rodicio traveled to Iraq for the first time in April of 1988, to cover the Iran-Iraq War. Since then, over the last three decades she has tracked the most important events taking place in that region, as well as the main events influencing the changes in geopolitical alliances and strategies. She has witnessed the breakup of the USSR, the end of the bipolar Cold War world, the war in Bosnia, the origin of a new era of religious wars, the campaigns in the Gulf of 1991 and 2003, the unrest and uprisings in Iran, the movements known as the “Arab Springs” and the shifting borders in the Middle East one century after the Sykes-Picot Treaty. In 2016, she won the Espasa Essay Award for her latest book Las Novias de la Yihad (The Jihad Brides), which has just been translated into Russian for publication.

    The series Spanish journalists in Arab countries provides an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the trade of investigating, processing and broadcasting informational content originating from the Middle East and North Africa for Spanish and Spanish-speaking societies. Throughout the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first century, different forms of journalism and media have been evolving, sometimes quite rapidly and radically. How can journalism adapt to change, to the conditions reporters face on the ground, to the wide range of different sources? How can it relate with European journalism traditions and contemporary international practices? And how is the impact of their messages to be evaluated?

    Ángela Rodicio has worked at TVE since 1986, when she was hired by the public network as an intern from the Universidad Complutense, where she earned her university degree in Information Sciences. She has been a correspondent and special envoy since then, covering topics in international politics. She has been awarded with the most important acknowledgments in Spain, including the Víctor de la Serna Award for best correspondent in 1992 and the Cirilo Rodríguez Award that same year. She has also received other international awards, including the International Maria Grazia Cuttuli Award given by the Corriere della Sera Group, in 2011, and the award given by the UNCA (United Nations Correspondents Association), in 2014.