June in Camagüey marked by debates on cultural journalism

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This can be an interesting platform as a prelude to the National Theater Festival of Camagüey to promote within journalism that critical spirit when approaching the performing arts
June in Camagüey marked by debates on cultural journalism
Photo: AHS

Camagüey, Cuba, Jun 2th.- From June 5 to 8, the Seventh Colloquium of Cultural Journalism will take place in this city, an event organized by the local branch of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), which this year is dedicated to the performing arts and its link with the exercise of criticism.

Gretel Díaz Montalvo, member of the artistic organization, commented that the space maintains the primary objective of providing tools to those who practice communication and journalism.

For this there will be a conference on journalism and the performing arts, by Yuris North; Notions of theater criticism, by José Antonio García Caballero, on set design and the realities of creation in the current context of the Island.

Also scheduled for presentation are several of the Calendar Awards in the Theater section, publications by Ediciones La Luz, and the book Tiempo Joven, a compilation of interviews by the late José Luis Estrada Betancourt.

The Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Enrique José Varona Provincial Book and Literature Center of Camagüey accompany the AHS in its efforts to promote the presence of critics in the public media.

Dayneris Maxan Vernon, head of the Journalism program at the Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University, said that the Colloquium «constitutes an opportunity for students of the specialty and the University College, a privilege because it allows them to exchange, appropriate knowledge and acquire experiences, they also strengthen research on the subject».

Kenny Ortigas Guerrero, provincial director of Culture, highlighted that this can be an interesting platform as a prelude to the National Theater Festival of Camagüey to promote within journalism that critical spirit when approaching the performing arts, «because it has tools to do work», and added «cultural journalism can contribute a lot to the development of performing arts by illuminating some areas that need it today».

For his part, Juan Mendoza Medina, head of the Camagüey reporters’ union, stated that «for the UPEC, one of the most important aspects is improvement, providing tools to make accurate criticism in the media to from there improve professional practice of Cuban journalism».

By Diosmel Galano Oliver/Radio Camagüey