IPS – Inter Press Service and Menendez Pelayo International University (UIMP) organized their fifth annual seminar, with this year’s 3-day meeting focused on “Communication for Social Change and Development”. It was held from 10 – 12 September, 2012 in Santander (Spain).
The seminar gave an opportunity for different actors working in the field of communication, development and social change to exchange experiences and create synergies, with a view to improve public policies on communication, and good practices in these fields.
Speakers at the plenary sessions and round tables included Cees J. Hamelink, Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Ignacio Santos, Environment and Development Expert, Miren Gutiérrez, International consultant, Ignacio Santos, Environment and Development Expert, Darío Barboza Martínez, Communication Commission of the 15M’s Popular assembly in Dalí Square, Enrique Yeves, FAO Chief Corporate Communications, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Mar Cabra, Director of Civio Citizen Foundation, Manuela Mesa, Culture of Peace Foundation, Pablo Martínez Osés, Coordinator Plataforma 2015ymás, Rafael Cantero, Director, Batá-Córdoba, Maider Maraña, Associate Expert, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
The seminar was moderated by Raquel Martínez-Gómez López, Social Communicator and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General. About 20 participants were granted certificates at the end of the seminar.
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