Speakers and organisation


Neus Tomàs is deputy director of eldiario.es. She works between Barcelona and Madrid. She has spent more than two decades working in journalism and she specializes in political information. She started as an editor at Cadena Ser. After directing the spokesman’s government office for three years, she became part of the staff of El Periódico de Catalunya. In this newspaper, she coordinated the politics section and was the first woman to accede to the deputy director position. In addition to working as a reporter and interviewer, she regularly collaborates as an analyst with various media, including TV3, La Sexta, Catalunya Ràdio, RAC1 and Cadena Ser.

In spite of everything, journalism


Clara Jiménez Cruz, co-founder of Maldita.es, is a journalist and has developed the most her professional career in laSexta, both in “els serveis informatius” and different programs of the chain such as “Debat Roent”, laSexta Columna i laSexta Nit. Between 2013 and 2018 she was part of the team of El Objetivo with Ana Pastor. She is currently collaborating with RNE and Onda Cero.

She is a member of the group of high level experts of the European Commission on disinformation and is also a member of the Advisory Council of the International Fact Checking Network and of #FemFacts, a project of News Mavens. She was awarded, jointly with Julio Montes, the Prize of Journalism José Manuel Porquet in 2015 for her work in Maldita.es and they were also selected by the European Press Prize in two consecutive years.

Journalism to not be fooled



Professor of journalism and corporate communication at the Faculty Blanquerna (URL), expert in crisis communication. She received several awards and recognitions for the communication management she achieved during the 17A, the terrorists attacks in Barcelona, at the time working as Head of Communication for the Mossos d’Esquadra.

Inspiring confidence in high-risk situations



Mallory Benedict is the Managing Director of Women Photograph, an initiative designed to elevate the voice of female visual journalists. It consists of online database of over 700 female and non-binary photographers from around the world, as well as programs for grants, travel stipends, workshops and mentorship.

She has also been a digital photo editor for National Geographic for the last 5 years where she works on original cross-platform storytelling on the website, Instagram and Snapchat, focusing on culture and history. She is also currently serving as director for the culture and history desk.

The 20th century: an incomplete representation of reality (talk in English)


President and founder of the same-name Foundation. Vicki was a victim of sexual abuse from 9 to 17 years old and did not reveal it until age 34. Her fighting spirit, her nonconformity and her determination led her in 1997 to create her institution so that other victims wouldn’t have to live the same rejection, incomprehension and loneliness.

In 2006, recently named the best social entrepreneur by ASHOKA, she gave a qualitative and quantitative change, expanding her scope of action throughout Spain, and creating three large areas on which the Foundation is now based:

  • Therapeutic and legal care: more than 10,000 families and professionals attended.
  • Educational and prevention services: approximately 40,000 students trained
  • Communication and promotion: 750 media appearances
Family: how trust is built or lost



Director of Public Engagement and member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam Intermón, with more than 15 years of experience as a communication specialist in social and cultural organizations in Spain, France and Colombia. Graduated in Journalism in Colombia with a Master in Political Science in France, she has successfully led international communication teams and projects on cooperation, humanitarian action, inequality, and women’s rights. Recently he has managed, overcome and learned from the biggest crisis of communication and trust that the NGO sector has experienced.

Rebuilding trust in times of crisis


Míriam Hatibi has a degree in International Business Economics from UPF and a postgraduate degree in Internationalization from the UB. She is currently working as a communication consultant at SIBILARE, and since December 2014 she has been the spokesperson for the Ibn Battuta Foundation (FIB), an entity created to promote socio-cultural exchange and scientific knowledge exchange between Morocco and Spain. In her interventions she often claims the lack of representation of women and especially of the daughters of immigrants in the media. She pleads for more plural and less stereotyped media,specially where the muslim women is concerned.

 Can we build trust in difference?


Francesco D’Orazio is a researcher and digital product designer with a social science and digital media background. He specialises in futures research and in exploring the opportunities emerging at the intersection of social software, data science and audience behaviour.

He is Co-Founder of the Visual Social Media Lab and CEO of Pulsar where his work focuses on designing systems and research frameworks that help analyse social data and extract insights from the web in real time using computational social science and data visualisation. Most of his research work on social data has been focusing on virality, social influence and how spreads online.

A brief history of erosion of trust: how social media lost the public’s trust (talk in English)


Roger Canals is a professor and a researcher from the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Barcelona, ​​and the investigative group of CINAF. Specialist in Visual Anthropology, ethnographic cinema and Afro-American religions, he is a doctor in anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris and the University of Barcelona. He was a guest researcher for the University of Manchester and the Instituto de Estudios del Caribe (San Juan, Puerto Rico). He has published numerous works on visual culture, religion and ethnographic film, among which stands out the book A Goddess in Motion. Visual Creativity in the Cult of Maria Lionza (Berghahn Books, 2017). He has also made six ethnographic films, selected in national and international festivals. He is a consultant in several artistic and exhibition projects, and a member of the editorial committee of ethnographic film and visual anthropology journals Anthrovision, as well as the Journal of Anthropological Films.

 Trust, otherness and visual culture


Itziar García is head of communication of BlaBlaCar for Spain and Portugal. She has a degree in Communication and Public Relations from the UOC, a diploma in Business Studies from the “Complutense” University of Madrid and a Master’s in Communication Management from ESERP Business School. Hes professional career in the field of communication has been developed in agencies such as Burson-Marsteller or Edelman. As PR Manager, Itziar leads the company’s communication strategy in Spain. In addition, she supports the Public Affairs area.

BlaBlaCar is the car sharing social network that has more than 65 million users in the 22 countries in which it operates. Only in Spain has more than 5 million users.

Business models based on trust






Silvia Omedes is director of the Photographic Social Vision Foundation since 2001. She also personally manages its professional department.She holds a degree in fine arts from the New School for Social Research in New York. A cultural manager, independent curator, photographer’s agent, editor, she also is a guest teacher of documentary photography in several Photography schools.She is a member of the Nominating Committee of young talents for the World Press Photo Foundation.



Graduated in Journalism and with studies in International Relations, she has worked as a journalist for more than 10 years, especially on reports and interviews, her favorite genre. In 2007 he joined Oxfam Intermón, wanting her job to have a social function. In the communication department she has led different projects that combine media management, social networks and contents. She is currently the communication director.



She has a Master in Marketing and Management International, and a diploma in photography from the IDEP Barcelona School. She worked for many years in the private sector, in the field of luxury, managing developments and launches of major brands. Wanting her work to have a cultural and social function, and excited by the mission of the foundation, she joined the great team of Photographic Social Vision in 2017 and became part of her professional area.




Degree in journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in literary criticism (UB), Master in coaching and personal leadership (UB). She worked as a journalist in various media and editorials and for 14 years she has been working on social and corporate communication at Oxfam Intermón. Responsible for several communication projects as well as team management specialist.