Congreso 2021 desde atrás

schedules, tables and speakers

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

16:00-16:30 INSPIRING PROJECTS: Norda

Norda is a non-place, full of adventurous women with backpacks full of life, feelings and plans. A non-place of waiting. An island where borders, as we know them, are also non-existent. An island of migrants in the shape of a shark.

  • Cristina Fuentes Lara (Barraca Transfronteriza)
  • Lucia Muñoz (Entrefronteras)


The massacre at the Melilla fence in June 2022 put the Spanish media to the test, as they were caught between the official news silence and a large number of videos, photographs and testimonies showing unconscious, injured or dead migrants and denouncing brutality and illegal actions by the Spanish police.

In this panel we will talk about the challenges of the immediate coverage of this event, and the subsequent work of investigation and reconstruction of the events carried out by a group of international journalists.

Moderator: Dani Domínguez (La Marea)

On both sides of the fence

  • Mohammed-Amine Abidar(AMDH Nador)
  • Javier Bernardo (Freelance Photojournalist)

National coverage

  • Jairo Vargas (Público)
  • Gabriela Sánchez (
  • Nicolás Castellano (Cadena SER)

Cooperating to uncover

  • Maud Julien (Lighthouse Reports)
  • Steffen Lüdke (Der Spiegel)
  • María Martín (El País)
  • Salaheddine Lemaizi (ENASS Morocco)
  • Jose Bautista (porCausa Foundation)

Melilla beyond the massacre

  • Jose Bautista (porCausa Foundation)
  • Salaheddine Lemaizi (ENASS Morocco)
  • Rocío Márquez (El Confidencial)
  • Ignacio Cembrero (El Confidencial)

18:00-18:30 Inspiring projects: M

  • Paloma Fernández Coleto (El Foro de Ceuta)
  • Nicolás Castellano (Cadena Ser)

18:30-19:00 INAUGURATION


We love podcasts! That’s why we’re talking to the journalists behind five podcasts that tell it like we like to hear it.

  • Manu Tomillo (Freelance journalist)
  • Marta Curiel (El País Audio)
  • Miguel Macías (NPR)
  • Haïfa Mzalouat (Inkyfada)
  • Silvia Viñas (El Hilo – Radio Ambulante)


  • Nacho Calle (Público)

Thursday, April 20, 2023

10:00-10:25 Inspiring projects: New narratives within migration journalism, comics.

  • Ángel Sastre (Jabatos)

10:25-11:00 Conversation: when the government is unable to protect. The case of Ciudad Juarez

  • Rocío Gallegos (La Verdad Juárez)
  • Jaime Armendáriz (Raíchali)

11:00-11:45 Local Journalism. Migrations and Municipal Elections

Migration is often a recurring topic in political discourse, and this is heightened when there is an election. We will talk to journalists about the challenges of addressing the narratives that stereotype migration in the realm of electoral campaigns at the local level.

Moderator: Esther Rebollo (Público)

  • Javier Pajarón (La Voz de Almería)
  • Diego Diaz Alonso (
  • Javier Barrera (Diario Ideal de Granada)
  • Rocío Romero (Hoy Extremadura)

11:45-12:15 Inspiring projects: Kayar's cayucos

Moderator: Patricia Macías (porCausa Foundation)

  • Thimbo Samb (actor and activist)
  • Álvaro Hernández (Audiovisual producer)


Fewer and fewer newspapers are printed and tik tok has more users. When we talk about migrations in generalist spaces, the fall of written consumption is flagrant. Is this our future or is it already our present?

  • Lucila Rodríguez Alarcón (Fundación porCausa)
  • Quinndy Akeju (Afroactivist)
  • Mirta Drago (Journalist and DirCom)

12:50-13:15 Inspiring projects: Un tema al día

  • Juanlu Sánchez (
  • Rocío Gómez (Periodista independiente)

12:45-13:15 Conversation: 12 years after the Syrian Revolution, where are the journalists?

Conversation with Baynana journalists about the coverage from Europe and the lack of visibility of Syrian journalists in the media agenda.

  • Okba Mohammed (Baynana)
  • Gumersindo Lafuente (Former deputy director of
  • Laila Muharram (Karame)

13:15-13:45 Caring for those who care, caring for those who count

Migrant women often enter the care work sector upon arrival in the destination country. News coverage of these stories requires particular care, because these women often carry with them stories of abandonment, violence or some kind of abuse, but also because for those who frequently cover these stories, the emotional charge can resonate on a personal level. How to care for our interviewees, and how to care for ourselves, when the stories of pain and violence begin to accumulate?

Moderator: Catalina Gayà (Journalist, Editorial Board Diari ARA Balears)

  • Yetlaneci Alcaraz (Underground Journalism)
  • Vania Pigeonutt (Amapola Periodismo)
  • Reyna Ramírez (Freelance Journalist)



A few months ago, Abraham Jimenez published an article titled “What I Hear When I’m Called a Person of Color in Europe.” In this panel, Jimenez and three other journalists “of color” discuss how certain terminology preserves the narrative of “the other,” and how the inclusion of diverse journalists in newsrooms can help change this discourse.

Moderator: Eileen Truax (Freelance Journalist)

  • Abraham Jiménez Enoa (Freelance journalist)
  • Moha Gerehou (Freelance Journalist)
  • Marco Appel (Underground Journalism)

16:50-17:40 Lost in the desert, swallowed by the sea. Coverage of missing migrants

Four, seventeen, forty-two, one hundred and twenty-eight. Every day we publish information on missing migrants and, although we tend to use the commonplace that “they are not just a number”, making visible those who disappear along the different migratory routes is a challenge, both because of the lack of official information, as well as the time and resources required for this task. How do we keep alive the coverage of those who are not seen?

  • Diego Fonseca (Journalist and writer)
  • Rocío Gallegos (La Verdad Juárez)
  • Pepe Naranjo (El País)
  • Patricia Simón (Independent journalist)
  • Jaime Armendáriz (Raíchali)

17:40-18:15 Conversation: Women leading the way

Marcela Turati and Rosa María Calaf were born on different continents and in different times; however, both know what it is like to do journalism in hostile spaces, covering topics that others do not want to address. What are the challenges we faced before, and what are the challenges we face now?

  • Rosa María Calaf (RTVE)
  • Marcela Turati (Quinto Elemento Lab)

18:15-18:50 Interview: Do migrations fit in prime time?

  • Gonzo (La Sexta)
  • David Jiménez (writer and journalist)

18:50-19:30 Interview: Running a newsroom to change the narrative

Luz Mely Reyes and Virginia Pérez Alonso have more than one thing in common. Both are veteran journalists, role models for hundreds of young people starting out in the profession, and each is the director of a digital media -Efecto Cocuyo, in the case of Luz Mely, and Público, in the case of Virginia-. But beyond that, both seek to change the narrative around human rights issues, including migration.

  • Luz Mely Reyes (Director of Efecto Cocuyo)
  • Virginia Pérez Alonso (Director of Diario Público)

19:30-20:00 Monologue on Migration Journalism

  • Asaari Bibang (Humorist and anti-racist activist)