“The Media Says That Equality For Women Has Arrived, But if You Look Around, You Still Do not See Girls Playing Guitars And Having Sucess With It”- Joan Jett

Dolors Comas destaca, a partir de los datos del último informe del Consejo Audiovisual de Cataluña (CAC),  que “La presencia de las mujeres en los medios de comunicación no solo es menor en número respecto a la de los hombres, sino que además estaría influenciada por las concepciones de género presentes en la sociedad”.  Una de las causas de la ausencia de la mujer en los medios de comunicación podría ser que desde siempre se relaciona la mujer con lo privado y lo doméstico, y al hombre con lo público y el poder.

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Profitable Businesses in Crisis Times

As the contributor in Forbes magazine Fabienne Friedrickson said:

The high tech environment in which we do business today—with real-time
tools involving email and social media—allows us to communicate and
interact with millions of people in an instant with the simple click of a
button, automate and pre-schedule just about anything we want to say,
and carry out entire campaigns almost single handily. These tools allow
us to accomplish so much with so little—yet they can also desensitize
us in a way that puts our businesses—and more importantly our
humanity—at risk unless we start to pay closer attention.

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Paper Books against The Internet and Ebooks

Libro Electrónico VS Libro de Papel

One of the most common topics which are now often discussed is the election between ebooks or paper printed books. Even though most people have an ebook at home young people tend to think that paper printed books are better. As the journalist Liz Bury did comment in The Guardian newspaper the day 25 of November, 2013:

Sixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer print books to ebooks.

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Forgotten but not Dead

Cementerio de los libros olvidados LCA

In the middle of Barcelona, Spain, there is an old and terrifying building called The Cementery of Forgotten Books, where lots of books are safe and hidden from people who want them to be destroyed. This fictitious place was created by Carlos Ruiz Zafón ,the well known spanish writer, for his adult- books collection with the same name (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books). He has been completing this anthology during years, but now he has bring out the third novel under the name “The Prisoner of Heaven“. As the reporter Yvvone Zipp wrote in The Washington Post  August 03, 2012:

“The Prisoner of Heaven” is Zafon’s third novel set around Sempere & Sons bookstore and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a fabled repository in Barcelona where people are allowed to choose one volume in their lifetime,”

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