Hay Festival Arequipa 2021 – Journalism

Are you in Arequipa? If you find yourself in the White City, you can see the live broadcasts of all of the events for free, on the big screen, comfortably seated at the Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, where you can enjoy the talks from 1 to 7 November.

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Event HJ1

How does the BBC communicate? Digital communication workshop

Universidad Continental
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We present a highly anticipated digital journalism workshop, designed for communications students in particular and university students in general, with Andrea Díaz Cardona, Guillermo Olmo and Carolina Robino, members of the BBC Mundo team, who will explain the working model of one of the world’s most respected media organizations, known for its news quality and rigour, and they will also talk about how its news and contents are conveyed in our digital era.

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Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco

Narrative journalism and travel writing workshop

Biblioteca Regional Mario Vargas Llosa (sala de exposiciones 2)
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A workshop for exploring the concepts and tools involved in travel writing, and its link with other ways of expressing the world, with the Argentinian journalists Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco, both winners of the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant. The workshop seeks to strengthen an interest in travel writing, creating a new space for reflecting and working on this genre for interested journalists, and boosting the legacy of Michael Jacobs and his literary bequest. Requirements: journalists or writers from Ibero-America interested in travel writing, with or without experience, who are working on a journalistic or travel writing project.

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Event 2

Patricia Nieto and Joseph Zárate in conversation with Mariana Sánchez Aizcorbe

Chroniclers of a continent

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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Two journalists will talk about the arduous job of presenting the reality in their countries, twin nations that suffer from endemic violence. Patricia Nieto (Colombia) has been awarded the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize and the José Martí Latin American Journalism Award, given by the Prensa Latina agency. His most recent book, Crónicas del paraíso (2022), is a compilation of over thirty years of reports on the war in Colombia, giving a face and a voice to those who suffered it in their own lives: displaced persons and those who lost loved ones. The journalist Joseph Zárate (Peru) has received several prestigious awards, including the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize, the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Prize and the 2015 PAGE National Prize for Environmental Journalism, created by the UN; he has edited IDL-Reporteros and is a resident editor at Radio Ambulante. In conversation with Mariana Sánchez Aizcorbe, a journalist with a long career in media organizations such as CNN and Al Jazeera.

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Event HJ5

Patricia Nieto in conversation with Andrea Díaz Cardona

How a journalist investigates

Universidad Católica de Santa María
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Patricia Nieto (Colombia) has become one of the authorities on the armed conflict in Colombia because of her work as a reporter, which has won her the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious and respected awards, and the José Martí Latin American Journalism Prize, given by the Prensa Latina agency. She received a doctorate in Communication from the University of La Plata (Argentina) with a thesis offering a compilation of autobiographical accounts of the armed conflict, focussing particularly on Medellin city. She lectures at the University of Antioquia and has written for or edited a range of publications. Her most recent book, Crónicas del paraíso (2022), covers over thirty years of reporting on the war in Colombia, giving a face and a voice to those who suffered it in their own lives: displaced persons and those who lost loved ones. In conversation with BBC journalist Andrea Díaz Cardona.

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Event T2

Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco

Narrative journalism and travel writing workshop

Biblioteca Regional Mario Vargas Llosa (sala de exposiciones 2)
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A workshop for exploring the concepts and tools involved in travel writing, and its link with other ways of expressing the world, with the Argentinian journalists Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco, both winners of the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant. The workshop seeks to strengthen an interest in travel writing, creating a new space for reflecting and working on this genre for interested journalists, and boosting the legacy of Michael Jacobs and his literary bequest. Requirements: journalists or writers from Ibero-America interested in travel writing, with or without experience, who are working on a journalistic or travel writing project.

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Event HJ7

Ingrid Bejerman

Between Languages, Cultures and Territories: Journalism and Multicultural Literary Management in Ibero-America and Canada

Universidad Católica de Santa María
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(Argentina/Brazil/Canada/Spain, 1974) Ingrid Bejerman is a journalist, scholar and cultural manager specializing in cultural reportage, Latin American matters and journalism training. She served as reporter and columnist for the leading São Paulo daily O Estado de S. Paulo in Brazil, as programme coordinator for the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for Journalism (FNPI) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and as director of the Cátedra Latinoamericana Julio Cortázar at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Since 2022 she has been a member of the programming committee of Blue Metropolis, the Montreal International Literary Festival, where she curates events in Spanish and Portuguese. Ingrid holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University and teaches journalistic research, theory and practice at Concordia, both universities in Montreal, Canada.
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Ingrid Bejerman

Event HJ8

How does the BBC communicate? Digital communication workshop

Universidad Continental
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We present a highly anticipated awaited digital journalism workshop, designed for communications students in particular and university students in general, with Andrea Díaz Cardona, Guillermo Olmo and Carolina Robino, members of the BBC Mundo team who will explain the working model of one of the world’s most respected media organizations, known for its news quality and rigour, and they will also talk about how its news and contents are conveyed in our digital era.

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Event 19

Daniel Alarcón in conversation with Inés Santaeulalia

El País event: On books and podcasts

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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The Peruvian-US writer Daniel Alarcón is truly international: born in Lima, he was brought up in the United States. He will talk to Inés Santaeulalia, Head of the El País office for Colombia, Venezuela and the Andean region, about his literary career, his work as an educator at Columbia University in New York, the creation of the podcasts Radio Ambulante and El hilo, and about being made a prestigious MacArthur Fellow in 2021. Included on the 2007 Bogotá39 list, Alarcón won the 2009 International Literature Prize for Lost City Radio and is the author of the novel De noche andamos en círculos (2014), the short story collections Guerra a la luz de las velas (2006) and The King is Always Above the People (2017), and the graphic novel City of Clowns (2015).

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Event 20

Marco Sifuentes in conversation with Jeremías Gamboa

Perú Bizarro

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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The writer and journalist Marco Sifuentes presents his fourth book, Peru Bizarro (2022), which compiles 79 episodes and anecdotes from Peruvian history; with acerbic humour the book questions everything that is taught in history classes. Behind the country’s official history, with its conservative, centrist, white, Catholic and heteronormative biases, there is a diverse, complex Peru, characterized by being abandoned by the state, and the invisibilization or even destruction of ancestral, Afro-descendent and dissident ways of being. The book reconstructs the territory’s memory in a way that goes beyond the capital and its incomplete story of what it means to be Peruvian. In conversation with the writer Jeremías Gamboa.

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Event HJ10

Manuel Cornejo Chaparro and Andrea Díaz Cardona

The rubber tree holocaust

Universidad Continental
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Screening of the BBC Mundo documentary Los sobrevivientes del holocausto del caucho en Colombia, which portrays a not very well remembered part of our recent past. It is a story of enslavement and annihilation, which reduced the population of La Correra (Colombia) from 100 thousand to 64 people. In this conversation, the journalist and filmmaker Andrea Díaz Cardona and the director of the Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica, Manuel Cornejo Chaparro, will talk about the topics addressed in the film in the context of the role Peru played, particularly Iquitos, in the rubber business.

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Event HJ11

Nicolás Alonso and Rocío Quillahuaman in conversation with Enrique Durand Villalobos

New media for fiction: Podcasts and digital media for telling stories

Universidad Católica de Santa María
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Fiction is no longer only to be found in books; we read and consume stories through podcasts, audiobooks and different digital media. At this event, we talk to guests who innovate in terms of the formats they use to express reality. To discuss this topic, Hay Festival has invited the editor of the podcast Radio Ambulante Nicolás Alonso (NPR) and the illustrator and writer Rocío Quillahuaman, who has over 177 thousand followers on Instagram who watch her social and political satires, to talk to Enrique Durand Villalobos.

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Event 25

Gustavo Gorriti in conversation with Mariana Sanchez Aizcorbe

El vuelo de los Asháninka

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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The distinguished Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti presents his book El vuelo de los Asháninka, which compiles six long reports that cover one of the most difficult and cruel periods in Peru’s recent history: the internal conflict with the Sendero Luminoso. We will find out the story behind Gorriti’s report, which documents some dramatic events against the rural communities of Lucanamarca, Pomatambo and Parcco, and the Asháninka people. Gustavo Gorriti is one of the country’s most outstanding investigative journalists, head of the digital outlet dedicated to investigative journalism, IDL-Reporteros, and the author of a dozen books and has won various awards. He will talk to journalist Mariana Sánchez Aizcorbe.

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Event 29

Marco Sifuentes, Esther Paniagua and Alex von Tunzelmann in conversation with Guillermo Olmo

Imagine: Democracy. Deciphering cultural wars

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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Do cultural wars really exist? Are we at a historical moment in which ideological battles will force or demand changes to our societies, bringing modifications in terms of rights and liberties? Is it possible that the social media compartmentalize debates rather than facilitating them? We talk to the journalists and writers Marco Sifuentes (Peru), author of Peru Bizarro, in which he analyses a series of episodes from the Peruvian past and their role in the construction of the country’s identity; Esther Paniagua (Spain), an expert in technology and the author of Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet?; and Alex von Tunzelmann (United Kingdom), author of Fallen Idols, a book that deals with our ways of conserving and confronting our past as a society, particularly through the creation and destruction of monuments. In conversation with the BBC journalist Guillermo Olmo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
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Event T3

Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco

Narrative journalism and travel writing workshop

Biblioteca Regional Mario Vargas Llosa (sala de exposiciones 2)
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A workshop for exploring the concepts and tools involved in travel writing, and its link with other ways of expressing the world, with the Argentinian journalists Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco, both winners of the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant. The workshop seeks to strengthen an interest in travel writing, creating a new space for reflecting and working on this genre for interested journalists, and boosting the legacy of Michael Jacobs and his literary bequest. Requirements: journalists or writers from Ibero-America interested in travel writing, with or without experience, who are working on a journalistic or travel writing project.

Call for applications now closed

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Event 31

Esther Paniagua in conversation with Inés Santaeulalia

Imagine: Technology. Error 404. Are we ready for a world without Internet?

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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The Internet is a powerful instrument, yet also a double-edged sword: it has opened up information that can be accessed cheaply and immediately, in an unprecedented transformation; but it, together with the social media, has submitted many people to manipulation and addiction. Another unsettling aspect is that we can now no longer imagine a world without the Internet, a tool that just a few decades ago did not even exist. Esther Paniagua (Spain) is a writer and journalist who specializes in matters related to science and technology. Her brilliant and bold essay Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet? (2021), proposes a vision of what would happen if we were suddenly left without the Internet. How far are we from a life without connection to the web? Perhaps we are closer than we suspect. In conversation with journalist Inés Santaeulalia.

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Event 40

Ernesto Picco in conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz

Lithium journeys: South America in dispute over the future of global energy

Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa (Sala de exposiciones 2)
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Ernesto Picco has a doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, lectures at the Santiago del Estero National University and has contributed to publications including Crisis, Anfibia, Tucumán Zeta and Subida de Línea. As an independent writer, he has written about Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Falkland Islands. Crónicas del litio: Sudamérica en disputa por el futuro de la energía global is both an investigation and a work of travel writing, in this case about a journey to parts of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, researching a matter that has become a hot topic. In conversation with the El País journalist, David Marcial Pérez Muñoz.

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Event 41

César Hildebrandt in conversation with Anuska Buenaluque

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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We will talk with one of the great journalists of our time, and without doubt, the most outstanding one of Peru. César Hildebrandt has a long and nurtured journalistic trajectory with ten television shows, multiple published books, and experience with the press as Chief of Information at the magazine Caretas, and as the Director of the magazine Sí, the newspaper Liberación and the magazine Hildebrandt en sus trece. He has recently published his memoire Confesiones de un inquisidor, where he reflects on his career promoting secular and well documented journalism, his personal life, and his journey from highschool to becoming one of the leaders of public opinion of his country. In this session, Hildebrandt will talk about his substantial experience, his most recent books, and his unique and incisive viewpoint on the national and international situation, and the challenges we face as a society. In conversation in journalist Anuska Buenaluque.
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Event 42

NPR Presents: Radio Ambulante Live

Daniel Alarcón, Lisette Arévalo, Pablo Argüelles, Camila Segura and David Trujillo

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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For almost a decade, Radio Ambulante has broadcast, from all over Latin America, moving, funny and surprising stories that reveal the diversity of the region in all its complexity. With over 200 episodes produced in more than 20 countries, Radio Ambulante is one of the most well respected podcasts of Latin America and the only one in Spanish by NPR, the United States' National Public Radio. This presentation reimagines the podcast for the stage: a unique experience which includes vieo, illustrations, animations and, of course, the creators of the podcast, live. They will tell six fresh and fun stories from Latin America, from Peru to the United States, including Colombia, Honduras and Mexico. With Daniel Alarcón, Lisette Arévalo, Pablo Argüelles, Camila Segura and David Trujillo.

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Event 48

Farid Kahhat, Carlos Paredes Lanatta and Natalia Sobrevilla in conversation with Gonzalo Banda

Imagine Latin America. The cost of inequality: Lessons and warnings from Latin America for the world

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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Inequality in Latin America has been a constant throughout history: gaps in income distribution; inequalities in access to goods and services because of differences of origin, or working or social condition; or growing economic divergences between strata, sectors or classes. All these have caused crises in the region and created great social discontent, as well as the rise of populism. The sociologist and journalist Farid Kahhat, author of El eterno retorno; the economist Carlos Paredes Lanatta, who has written Resilientes pero no indolentes. Reflexiones sobre la crisis peruana; and the academic Natalia Sobrevilla, author of Independencia, will talk to the political analyst Gonzalo Banda.

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Event 52

Carolina Robino and Inés Santaeulalia in conversation with Patricia del Río

What is happening in the Americas?

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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America is a diverse continent, but it has problems that are common throughout it, and also great mobility in terms of goods, people and cultural tendencies. In conversation with Patricia del Río, two journalists who report on the continent tell us what is happening and what they have been investigating recently. With Carolina Robino, from BBC Mundo; and Inés Santaeulalia, from El País América.

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