(Barcelona, 1971) is an award-winning journalist and writer. He worked for twenty years as a foreign correspondent, war correspondent and Editor in Chief of El Mundo, a leading Spanish newspaper.
Jimenez has covered main events around the world for the newspapers The Guardian, Corriere della Sera, Toronto Star and The Sunday Times. He is currently writing for Vanity Fair, The New York Times and others.
He is the author of three books: El Botones de Kabul (The Bellhop of Kabul), a novel inspired by his coverage of the Afghan war, El Lugar más Feliz del Mundo (The Happiest place on Earth) and Hijos del Monzón (Children of the Monsoon), which was awarded Best Travel Book of the Year in Spain and has been translated into several languages.
Professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
José Manuel Perez Tornero is a professor and renowned researcher in the field of Media Literacy Education. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Aix-Marseille and holds a PhD in Communication Studies. He is the director of the research group on Communication and Education (Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación) supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. The scientific contribution of the group to research is well acknowledged internationally. Prof. Tornero promotes collaboration between researchers all around the world (Europe, South America, Mediterranean Countries, Africa, USA, and other).
Since 2004, Prof. Tornero has been known as a prominent expert on media and digital literacy. The European Commission invited him to provide his expertise to this line of work in Europe and to join other researchers. He has been a member of the Expert Group on “Media Literacy” of the European Commission, and also of the Expert Group of UNESCO. He has participated in different studies related to the field, and he has developed projects and activities oriented towards the creation of a framework for developing policy advice. Prof. Tornero has collaborated with EAVI, the appointed coordinator for this project, throughout several years on the projects referenced below.
Researcher at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Tampere University (Finland)
Professor Emeritus of Professional Education, with an emphasis on global learning environments, University of Tampere, Finland, and the UNESCO Chair in Global E-Learning. Docent in Communication in the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere. Principal Research Associate at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Has been member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education , the European Commission Media Literacy Expert Group and the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives in New York.
Has held various posts throughout his career, including Rector of the University for Peace (created by the UN) in Costa Rica; Chair of Media Education in the University of Tampere, Finland; and Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute. Has been visiting professor in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States, Spain, and Austria, Jordasn, and China. Has authored approximately 300 scientific articles on topics such as “Global Peace through the Global University System.” Holds Masters and Doctor of Social Science from the University of Tampere, Finland. Recent work is co-authored with J-M Perez Tornero on “Media Literacy and New Humanism”
Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE)
Esteban Mayoral is the Head of the Innovation Center Management Unit belonging to Impulsa Visión, the acceleration program of Spanish Radio and Television. The program was born to support innovative and practical projects within the audiovisual field.
Researcher – PIF – Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
She studied Bachelor of Audiovisual Communication in the University of Valencia between 2009 and 2013, she studied a year through the International Program in York University Toronto (Canada) and a year of Erasmus in the Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Maguncia (Germany).
After graduating from the Official Master of Research on Communication and Journalism in the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014, she received a scholarship for Research Staff Training in order to perform the Doctorate on Journalism and Communication in that same university.
She belongs to the research group “Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación” (Communication and Education Cabinet). Her research interests focus on media alphabetization and the study of image.
Technology Strategist en Al Jazeera Media Network
Tech Strategy, bridging Editorial and Tech worlds, Digital transformation, augmenting Traditional TV with Digital, Social Media, R&D. Overall responsibility for the IT and Digital Media operations supporting 4,000 employees in 6 broadcast centers and over 70 bureaus globally across 54 countries with over 20 channels in TV, radio.
Senior Lecturer at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Núria Simelio is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communications Sciences of UAB. She holds a PhD on Journalism and Communication Sciences from the UAB (2006, with distinction). Dr. Simelio is a member of the Laboratory of Journalism and Communication for Plural Citizenry, where she co-directs, with Dr. Amparo Moreno, the R&D project: “Methods and models of information for the monitoring of the actions of the people responsible for local governments and accountability” (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2016-2018). She has participated in several funded researches related to the analysis of the media and new forms of democratic participation from the Internet. She has been coordinator in Spain of the international project “Global Media Monitoring 2015” of WACC. Results of these researches have been published in different international scientific journals. In 2012, she was a visitor researcher in the City University of London.
University of Minho (Portugal)
Full professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho (Portugal). His PhD in Communication Sciences was based in research on TV in the daily lives of children, presented in 1996. He lectures in the areas of Media Literacy and Journalism Studies and has been developing research on Media Literacy, Media Sociology and Communication Policy. He has coordinated the Portuguese component of EMEDUS project (European Media Literacy Education Study), funded by the European Commission and coordinated by UAB. He is director of the PhD programme in Communication Sciences and is a board member of the Communication and Society Research Centre. He was elected member of the Independent General Council of Radio and Television of Portugal S.A. in 2014.
Mª José Recoder
Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Maria José Recoder is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and Communications Sciences of UAB. She holds a PhD on Communication Sciences from the UAB (1989, with distinction), and a D.E.A (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies- Diploma of Advanced Studies)) in “History and Contemporary Civilisation” from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris (France).Dr. Recoder is a member of the research group on Communication and Education (Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación). She has participated in several funded researches related to the analysis of the information science applied to mass media. She has been vice rector of Institutional Relationships and Communication of the UAB (2009-2012) and she is the Dean of the UAB’s Communication Sciences Faculty since 2016.
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Journalist, teacher and project manager. Participates in courses, conferences, workshops, research and other initiatives in different countries, especially in Latin America.
His research focuses in “communication and education”, “cyber-journalism” and “travel journalism”. Professor Tejedor has been making lectures worldwide, recently in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay.