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“Ara Parlen Elles”

The recent literary event “Ara parlen elles” (Now they speak), held as part of the Jornades Blanquerna on Communication and International Relations on 6 March, provided a platform for an in-depth conversation between authors Anna Punsoda and Emma Zafón. Moderated by Dr Lana Kazkaz of the Blanquerna Observatory and Laia Arànega, a second-year Advertising, Public […]

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Valentina Laferrara defends her thesis: “Seeking a Sustainable Business Model in the Digital Environment: An Analysis of the Role of Web Analytics and Social Media in Modern Media Strategies”

Valentina Laferrara, member of the Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture, has completed her Doctorate in Communication with a thesis entitled “Seeking a Sustainable Business Model in the Digital Environment: An Analysis of the Role of Web Analytics and Social Media in Modern Media Strategies”. This research, which was directed by Dr Josep Lluís […]

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MADIPAX visits the Observatory

On Tuesday 5th March, the Blanquerna Observatory organised a new session of Obs Breakfasts with the participation of the French association MADIPAX, Maison du Dialogue et de la Paix. During the event, the members of MADIPAX presented their ongoing projects aimed at promoting the meeting of different beliefs and convictions from different backgrounds. Among these […]

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Webinar “Religious Practices in Digital Platforms”

Webinar to explore the interaction between the physical and digital realms in the context of religious practices and media. It will address what happens when traditional religious practices meet the digital context. It will also address concerns about hate speech, trolls, memes, “fake news”, “deep fakes” and misinformation related to religious content on social media. […]

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Dr Daniel Esparza takes part in the International Symposium Collective Faces

Professor Daniel Esparza of the Blanquerna Observatory has been invited by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela) and the ERC FACETS project of the University of Turin (Italy) to participate as a speaker in the International Symposium Collective Faces, together with Professor Anna Pagès of the Universitat Ramon Llull. The symposium, which will take place […]

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Dr Daniel Esparza speaks in Bilbao

Dr Daniel Esparza, a member of the Observatori Blanquerna, gave a talk entitled “virtue / virtual” on ethics and artificial intelligence, as part of an initiative by the Bishopric of Bilbao, which includes an open proposal for a decalogue for the ethical use of AI in the media. Professor Esparza explained that treating AI with […]

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