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Internet in Africa
Social networks
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in January 2021
Latin America & Caribbean
He met with local businesses and developers in an effort to understand how Facebook could 'better support technology development and entrepreneurship in Africa
Radiography of hatred in the social networks of Mariana Moyano
Latin America & Caribbean

The journalist analyzed the behavior of network users who break into conversations to distort them with attacks and fallacies.

By Andrés Valenzuela for Page 12

Social networks
Communicate with memes
Latin America & Caribbean
Critical view of a distorted system that is self-replicating, based on emotions and distributed virally







by Albertina Navas

Francisco and communication: communicating is sharing

On the portal of the best-known Italian encyclopedia, Treccani, a special was published on the words that Pope Francis addresses in the most important documents of his Pontificate.

Alessandro Gisotti

Media manipulation of the pandemic: one of the most shameful chapters in the history of journalism
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Cecilia González, journalist and writer

by: Cecilia González, journalist and writer for RT

"Soul". The challenge of representing the soul

By Peio Sanchez

from Religión Digital Magazine

Communication to build a new future
Latin America & Caribbean

by Carlos Ferraro

In this river of streets and bridges

The role of the media in the information coverage of the pandemic

Communication for the "new normal"
Latin America & Caribbean

by Carlos Ayala Ramírez (1)

Meeting Point Magazine Article N ° 132

2020: Technologies in (and for) education
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Book encourages didactic use of radio in times of COVID-19
Latin America & Caribbean
Book encourages didactic use of radio in times of COVID-19

With the aim of guiding teachers in the use of radio as a teaching medium during the pandemic, the Nucleus of Radio Studies of the Federal University of Rio Grande , Brazil, (NER) launched the digital book Ten Steps to emergency education on the radio in times of covid-19 , by Luiz Artur Ferraretto and Fernando Morgado.

The study decided to focus on radio, as it is a more accessible and economical medium for low-income students, who often have difficulties connecting to the Internet and taking classes online.

The book seeks that teachers become more familiar with this medium, through ten simple steps: learn how the radio works; don't be afraid to speak into the microphone; do not speak alone; chat with class; explore the students' environment; get to the point; teach through modules; stop and think; be redundant; and start all over again

“In the end, decades ago, the radio was configured as an imaginary companion for its listeners. Isn't he a companion also as a teacher positions himself when he leads students along the path of knowledge? ”, The book reads, in its presentation. You can download the Spanish and Portuguese versions here.

Created in 2016, within the Postgraduate Program in Communication of the Faculty of Library and Information Science of the UFRGS, in Porto Alegre, the NER is certified by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), a body attached to the Ministry of Science , Technology and Innovations of the Brazilian government.

Previously, the entity already published the digital book Covid-19 and communication, a practical guide to face the crisis , distributed free of charge on the Internet since April of this year. Find more information about the NER on his blog and fanpage.