The third edition of the Irma Armas Fonseca Media Festival, held in the northeastern Cuban province of Holguin every year, opened at the Media Center, where a ceremony marked the start of the fiesta of the media staffers who pay tribute to the late reporter, born in Gibara.
The Festival, that is a response to the Ninth Congress of the Cuban Journalists Association (UPEC), turns into an ideal space for theory and praxis, and for the upgrade of local media staffers.
The shop slated for today, at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Holguin, gives accommodation to the youngest media staffers and students majoring in Journalism.
PhD. Livia Reyes Ramirez, and Graduates Cristina Escobar, Ariel Terrero and Jose Alejandro Rodriguez will chair the panel where they will go over the topic "The Portrayal of the Reality We Are Building. Complexities and Contradictions."
The photo exhibit "El amor... Todo lo puede" (Love Can Do It All) that will open today is a selection of the National Photography Exhibit "26 de Julio".
Irma Armas Fonseca was born in Gibara, Holguin, in November sixth, 1938. She was a rural teacher and volunteer correspondent for Sierra Maestra daily; she also reported for Ahora newspaper and was a UPEC leader in the northern region in the former Oriente province
In 1974 she was promoted to the UPEC National Directive Board, and in 1985 she founded the Pablo de la Torriente Brau editing house till she passed away in 2013.
The 3rd Irma Armas Fonseca Media Festival that is a space for the exchange of knowledge, but also for leisure and sound recreation, will end on Friday, November sixth.