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​Pablo Ramos

Havana Cuba. August 8, 1951

Bachelor of Psychology, Master in Communication Sciences.

His postgraduate training includes his participation in the High Studies Dialogues taught at the International School of Film and TV (EICTV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba), as well as different postgraduate courses in Psychology, Educommunication and other related subjects taught in Universities of multiple places in the world.

He began his employment at the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) in 1976, as part of the Film Studies and Classification Commission. He worked as head of the same between 1982 and 1989 when he went on to direct the Research Department of the Center for Cinematographic Information of the ICAIC itself until 2003, where he conducted research on the reception of cinema and audiovisual media by children and young boys. As a continuation of this line of work, he developed several studies on communication education. From 1986 until his physical departure in 2013 he managed and coordinated the Encounters The Audiovisual Universe of the Latin American Child. These Meetings gave rise to the UNIAL Continental Network, which brings together personalities and institutions from America and Europe. For the coordination of these Meetings, he received the José Manuel Valdés Rodríguez Commemorative Seal from the University of Havana in 1998 and a Recognition from the UNICEF Office in Cuba in 2006. In 2011, these Meetings received recognition from UNICEF, the Pedagogue Association of Cuba, the ICAIC Animation Studios, Signis-Cuba, the Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, the Félix Varela Center, the Kolibrí Festival (Bolivia), the Festicortos Festival (Argentina), the La Matatena Festival (Mexico), and the National Television Council (Chile).

He directed, in 1995, the “Genesis” Project, of multimedia production, sponsored by the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema and the Regional Office of Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNESCO (ORCALC). Under the auspices of the Communication area of the UNESCO Regional Office of the Caribbean, he coordinated, in 1996-97, the Diagnosis on the situation of Popular Video in Latin America and the Caribbean.

From 1999 to 2005 he directed the EDUCOM Project and the Educommunication Network of the Latin American and Caribbean Catholic Communication Organization (OCLACC), based in Quito, Ecuador.

From 1998 to 2011 he coordinated the "Gemini" Communication Education Project within the collaboration program with the National Center for STI / HIV / AIDS Prevention.

He has taught postgraduate teaching at the Universidad Centroamericana (Nicaragua), the Universities of Carabobo, National Experimental “Simón Rodríguez, Experimental“ Antonio José de Sucre ”, Universidad de Los Andes y del Zulia (Venezuela), Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Universidad de Tijuana and Universidad del Valle de Orizaba (Mexico), Diego Portales (Chile), Universidad Surcolombiana (Colombia), as well as in various cultural and scientific institutions in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, among other countries .

He received the International Educommunication Award granted by the International Catholic Press Union in 2007.


His most significant contributions to Educommunication focus on the field of practical experiences focused on working with children and adolescents. In addition to being an advocate of the need to create collaborative networks for which I dedicate much of his work.

In the same way, he had an important work from the research that was having a gradual growth from the consumption studies to the conceptual work of the Educommunication as a field of study.