The Tahina-Can Expedition returned from its adventure in the Moroccan desert as well as various cities within the country. A total of 46 university students from Spain, accompanied by a team of guides and professors from the Department of Communication and Education at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), were part of this expedition which provided, as on previous trips, valuable lessons for travelers. As a result of this adventure, a special audiovisual logbook has been prepared.
The Tahina-Can expedition took nine days to traverse Morocco in 4-wheel drives, by camel or bus. The medinas of Fez, sunsets over large sand dunes in the desert, the souk of Marrakech or small towns in desert areas were the scenes where the expedition with the name of a star approached an unknown and exciting reality. To do this, people who were encountered along the way were interviewed: workers, artisans and desert guides, among others.
The lifestyles of Morocco, its culture, its food and economy have been the main focal points of the Tahina-Can expedition in 2012. Expedition members have produced three news programs to capture this reality on their tour of the Arab nation.
The expedition, consisting mainly of students from Spanish and Latin American universities, set off on 8 September headed for Fez unified by the color purple of their t-shirts.
The Tahina-Can expedition took nine days to cross the desert and visit some cities in Morocco. For Sofia Prats, a Fine Arts student at the University of Valencia, "Tahina-Can Morocco has pushed the boundaries of the personal desert we each inhabit; it has guided us through the labyrinthine Arab alleyways that separated us from those cultures that are so different and yet similar to ours."
Experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe have confirmed their attendance at the MILID WEEK congress that will take place on 22, 23, 24 and the 25th of May at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). This event will create a space to promote contact and cooperation between international organizations, universities, media and researchers, among others, from around the world working in media literacy and information and intercultural dialogue.
Milid Week Congress will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from 23th to May 25th in order to promote exchanges and cooperation in the field of media literacy and information and intercultural dialogue.<
Working in a research oriented to the media contribute to social understanding and addressing social inclusion are two of the main lines of action of UNESCO- UNAOC MILID UNITWIN according to Jose Manuel Pérez Tornero, director of the Communication and Education Research Group.
Communication and Education Research Group of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) will lead 12 projects in 2012. These projects are related with areas as communication, education and intercultural dialogue and will be the central focuses of the work that will made the Research Group. At the same time there will be the beginning of the development of other projects.