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Víctor Manuel Pérez Martínez
Víctor is a university professor at Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain.

Born in Venezuela, he earned his BA and MA in Social Communication (UCAB). He continued his studies in Political Science (USB, Venezuela) and earned a Ph.D. in Information Science (ULL, Spain). He currently combines university education and professional work with research in the area of Political Communication on the Internet.

E-learning: new models, new challenges

Technology is changing modern societies, but education is lagging behind. Until we accept that education models must take new technologies into consideration we are doing little to advance the professional and personal training of people in the education system.

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December 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

The mobile society: A more mobilised society?

From protest movements and attempts at direct democracy to the most intimate human interactions, mobile communications are having an impact on everyone’s lives. But how far and how deep is the change?

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December 14th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Why open Pandora’s Box?

Making themselves heard: Protesters in Madrid against the reform of the constitution.

Spain’s two main political parties have agreed to reform the Constitution in an effort to rein in public spending. Will it work? Who stands to benefit? And why was nobody asked?

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October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

World Youth Day: Between faith and criticism

Madrid played host to the 26th World Youth Day (WYD) in a political, economic and social atmosphere overshadowed by the economic and employment crisis. Though the Catholic Church in Spain argues that WYD is an apostolic event, it cannot ignore the fact that certain voices, both inside and outside of the Church, are critical of the strategies used by the organization.

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August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Democracy 2.0 and the 15-M movement

For years, people have been talking about Democracy 2.0: the use of communications technologies to create public areas in cyberspace based on democratic principles. Nonetheless, the phrase tends to generate uncertainty, especially because of the tendency to put the 2.0 tag on any new development on the internet, obscuring, in a way, the principles that underlie these developments. If we are referring to democracy, it will exist on the web solely on the basis of the methods and criteria used to design and organize websites.

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July 18th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Malcontents in search of democracy

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In recent weeks Spain has witnessed campouts and protests over the political system and the economy. In different cities citizens, mostly young, have taken over public squares to express their opinions, highlight their grievances and try to create, at least initially, a (non-virtual) social network that they hope will translate into a movement that makes clear the real power of citizens in a democratic society. Although some of the protests have been violent, the movement has acted quickly to distance itself from illegal courses of action.

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June 21st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

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