Chairs

Mexico

México, Ciudad de México

Catedra UNESCO “Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad”
Tel: (52 55) 5950 4037
Fax: (52 55) 5267 4385 / (52 55) 5267 4240

Leticia Santos
Universidad Iberoamericana
leticia.santos@uia.mx
http://www.uia.mx

 

2005

- Foro Regional "Gobernabilidad Democrática y Libertad de Expresión en América Latina" (con ocasión del Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa), 2 y 3 de mayo de 2005 - Palacio de Bellas Artes

- Curso de Verano: Subversión y Resistencia en Internet, impartido por Bob Hanke, Programa de Estudios de Comunicación, York University, 13 al 17 de junio de 2005 - UIA

- Encuentro Internacional "El Espacio Audiovisual Latinoamericano: buenas ideas y mejores prácticas para promover la producción y difusión local", 14 al 16 de junio de 2005, Guadalajara, Jalisco

- Conferencia y presentación de libro: "Internet: imprenta del siglo XXI", de Alejandro Piscitelli (U. de Buenos Aires), 29 de junio de 2005 - UIA

- Reunión de las Cátedras UNESCO de México en la Universidad Iberoamericana, con la presencia del Dr. Luis Tiburcio (representante de UNESCO en México) - septiembre 2005.

- Curso de Nuevos Medios de Comunicación Digital; Profesor: José Luis Orihuela (U. de Navarra); 12, 13 y 14 de septiembre de 2005

- Curso: LA DIALECTICA TECNOLOGIA/IDEOLOGIA EN LA ERA DE INTERNET, Nuevas categorías para pensar/rediseñar al capitalismo en los tiempos de las postorganizaciones; impartido por ALEJANDRO PISCITELLI (Universidad de Buenos Aires), 17 y 18 de octubre de 2005.

2003-2004

- During 2003, and because of the instability worldwide caused by war, violence and terrorism, our UNESCO Chair shifted a little bit from its usual scope of interest and held an international conference on Media: Violence, War and Terrorism. During the days this conference lasted (which, by the way, coincided with the 3th May, Freedom of Speech Day) different issues were addressed regarding the relationship between media and the reporting / constructing of violence: media and war, reporting violent situations, reporting hostage situations, Internet and hate crimes, etc. We had attendance from speakers from Mexico, Colombia, Panama, United States, Canada, Spain, etc. Papers discussed during these days are available upon request.

- Also during 2003, and more in the traditional interest scope of our UNESCO Chair, we wer active participants during a National Conference in which Mexico's position regarding the World Summit on the Information Society was discussed. During these days (in a Conference co-organized by our UNESCO Chair, the Mexican Senate, UNESCO, different universities) we readdressed the main issues already discussed during our regional seminar on equitable access to ICTs, and insisted on Mexico having a broad and deep discussion on matters such as digital divide, digital government, equitable access, information society per se, etc. Many issues discussed during these days were considered by the mexican authorities during their participation at WSIS. Again, papers discussed at this conference are available upon request.

- During 2004, we are planning to hold an international conference on "Digital Government". For this occasion we are reconsidering the conclusions from our seminar on equitable access to ICT's in order to monitor their outcome and to develop further steps to be taken (particularly, because of the Mexican government drive to have e-Mexico going by the end of the current Administration). This seminar is to be held in october or november (depending on some of our guests agenda, like Manuel Castells').

- During 2004, we are having a summer seminar on "Media, Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Networks" by a visiting professor from MIT: Anita Chan.

- In direct relation to the equitable access project, we are starting a major research project with the COFETEL (Federal Commission on Telecommunications) in order to monitor diverse aspects of Mexico in the Information Society: infrastructure, content development, services provided, education expanded, etc. We are still raising money for this project, and hope to have it started by the end of the summer.

- Manuel Guerrero, a professor from our university, was a representative from our UNESCO Chair in a recent meeting in Guatemala, were issues related to the future of governments and communication technologies were discussed. During this meeting, we proposed a regional seminar on e-journalism (and the managment of information and knowledge in the information society), to be held by the end of the year.