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Carlos Bajo Erro


Carlos Bajo Erro (Pamplona, 1978) has a degree in Journalism from the University of Navarra (UN) and a master’s degree in Culture and Development in Africa from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona. He works as a journalist, writing for several publications like the daily El País as well as being engaged in communication projects in social organisations and research into the uses of ITC as a tool for social transformation in Africa.
He is co-author of the book Redes sociales para el cambio en África (Social Networks for Change in Africa), which received the Casa África 2012 Essay Prize. Aiming to build bridges between the academic domain and society, he lectures at the Pompeu Fabra University, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and at the URV, as well as publishing chapters in books and academic essays. Moreover, he takes part in courses and conferences together with NGOs and social organisations, as well as writing in the news and general interest media. He is one of the founders of the Wiriko association which, with its online magazine, training activities, and other initiatives, seeks to make contemporary African artistic and cultural productions more widely known.
One of his main concerns is to offer a more plural, diverse, and vital image of Africa than that which is usually conveyed by the mass media.

Update: 29 February 2016


Has participated in

Lecture by Ben Okri

Africas. Notes on a continent still unknown