Francis Pisani

An author, blogger and columnist, he writes on the information and communication technologies and publishes weekly columns in El País (Madrid), Reforma (Mexico), El Universo (Ecuador) and several other publications in Latin America. His blog is one of the most influential in France. He has devoted a major part of his on-line work recently to studying networks and developing on-line journalism. He has co-authored, with Dominique Piotet, Como la web cambia al mundo - La alquimia de las multitudes (How the Web Is Changing the World - The Alchemy of Multitudes) on the culture of participation in the new media and its impact on different economic and social sectors. The book is to be published in Spain early in 2009.

From 1979 to 1995 he covered events in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean as correspondent for several European publications. He wrote the book Muchachos (Boys) on the Sandinista insurrection, Sandinistas (with Jesús Ceberio and Gabriele Invernizzi) and has co-edited Redes internacionales en la Cuenca de los Huracanes (International Networks in the Eye of Hurricanes).

He has a doctorate in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the Sorbonne and teaches in the Fundación para un Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (Foundation for a New Latin American Journalism), which was created by Gabriel García Márquez in Cartagena (Colombia), besides lecturing at the Instituto de Empresas (Business Institute) of Madrid, the Institut d'Études Politiques (Paris) and the Université de Saint Gall (Switzerland). He has given lectures and taught courses in more than twenty universities around the world.

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