HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 14 (acn) Making Cuba the main issue of critical debate on communication processes gestated from the South will be the target of the 8th International Meeting of Researchers and Scholars of Information and Communication, ICOM 2015, to be held from December 7 to 11.
Convened by the Faculty of Communication at the University of Havana (FCOM by its Spanish acronym), the event will meet in the Conventions Palace in conjunction with the 9th International Congress of Latin Union of Political Economy of Information, Communication and Culture.
According to Dr. Raul Garces, FCOM dean and president of the organizing committee, “both spaces will allow to reflect, discuss and establish networks of cooperation on the challenges of our societies and their emancipating projects”.
Leading figures from the world of information and communication have already confirmed their presence at the event as Armand and Michele Mattelart, from the University of Paris, and Enrique Sánchez Ruíz, from the University of Guadalajara, who will receive a special tribute.
According to the organizing committee, it is expected the meeting to be attended by more than 350 national and foreign delegates, mainly from Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.
Information and communication from the South: political economy, culture and critical thinking will be the theme that will guide the discussions in keynote lectures, panel discussions and workshops.
Under that subject the participants will delve into issues such as ethics and social responsibility of workers in the sector, decolonization and cultural identity.
An exhibition will be organized in parallel, which will be ideal framework for universities, specialized schools, press organs , audiovisual producers, consultants and publishers to showcase their products and services.
ICOM 2015´s agenda also includes the presentation of books and magazines of interest to communication and information.