The group seeks to contribute to the theoretical and methodological development of journalism as a field for producing senses from the Latin American social and political scene. We aim to do so through pedagogical, research, and production exercises for creating journalistic narratives that enable the establishment of a dialog with the stories' protagonists.
Research Areas and Topics
Photography and graphical reporting.
Journalism and memory.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Luis Daniel Botero Arango, MSc.
Social Communicator-Journalist and Specialist in Public Journalism.
Pontificia Bolivariana University, Colombia.
Master in Social Sciences.
University of Art and Social Sciences, Chile.
Master in Communication and Public Opinion.
Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Ecuador.
Ortega and Gasset University Research Institute (Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset).
Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos ), Chile.
Coordinator of Community, Popular and Educational Media of Ecuador (Coordinadora de medios comunitarios, populares y educativos del Ecuador, CORAPE).
Intercultural Communication Services (Servicios en Comunicación Intercultural, SERVINDI), Perú.
Medellín Memory House Museum (Museo Casa de la Memoria de Medellín).
Consejo de Redacción Association.
Political Studies Institute (Instituto de Estudios Políticos ), Universidad de Antioquia.
Inter-American School of Library Science (Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología), Universidad de Antioquia.
50 years of violence and resistance at Universidad de Antioquia.
Human Rights violations in six Amazon basin countries during the pandemic’s first year.
Analysis of the relationship between the treatment of the information generated by mining companies and journalistic media concerning the Gramalote and Buriticá projects, and the opinions held by the nearby communities regarding the dynamics of mining in their territories.
Journalistic contributions to the construction of local memories and public discussion on political violence in Colombia. The Hacemos Memoria experience (2014-2019).
Main Research Results
Memories: shared concepts, tales, and experiences (Memorias, conceptos, relatos y experiencias compartidas). ISBN: 978-958-5596-49-8 (Academic, methodological, and political contribution to the construction of memory in Colombia).
50 years of violence and resistance at Universidad de Antioquia http://hacemosmemoria.org/udea50/ (Contributions toward clearing up what happened in the university. Report delivered by Universidad de Antioquia to the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-repetition).
The group is capable of designing and carrying out formal and non-formal academic education training proposals, as well as consultancy and advising related to journalism, particularly in terms of armed conflict memory and working with victims. We have offered the Historical Memory and Memory Narratives certification program for five years. We have also provided advice regarding armed conflict memory matters for alternative and community media and victim organizations. In addition, we have trained such groups on producing journalistic stories that all allow to understand the conflict’s dynamics and its consequences on the territories.