Seminar: radio and audiovisual diversity

Is radio a condemned means to disappear or a means open to diversity? This is one of the questions that Manuel Fernández Sande will ponder at the next edition of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies. Scheduled for October 24 (Wednesday) at 5:00 p.m., this session, held in the ICS auditorium, aims to situate radio projects in the context of the audiovisual diversity provided by the digital context.

Recalling the terms of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted by Unesco in 2005, the guest of this seminar will approach the multiple dimensions of diversity in communication. With reference to the authors who have work on this concept, the professor of the Complutense University of Madrid will still focus on a reflection on the radio in the age of the Internet.

Manuel Fernández Sande visits the University of Minho as part of the Erasmus teacher mobility program. Specialist in the analysis of historical, economic and social aspects of radio, he is the author of Las Origenes de la Radio en España, a work published in two volumes. He has also published several book chapters and scientific articles on the radio company, the financing of radio content, the role of radio in the construction of Europe and digital communication. Before becoming a teacher, he was also a radio professional, having worked for Cadena Ser Radio Azul, Onda Mini, Radio Voz, and Radio Complutense as editor, presenter and program coordinator.

The Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies is an initiative of PolObs, Observatory of Communication and Culture Policies of CECS.

[Text published 19-10-2018]