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Princess of Asturias Awards

05/05/2017

The jury meeting for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities

28 nominations from 12 different countries are in the running for this award, the second of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVII edition

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The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, the second of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 9th and 10th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVII edition in their history. Twenty-eight candidatures, from 12 different countries, have been nominated for this award.

As stated in the Statutes of the Foundation, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities shall be conferred on those “whose work constitutes an outstanding contribution to progress and social well-being at an international level via the promotion and advancement of the sciences and disciplines comprising the humanities as a whole or in any activity related to mass and social media.”.

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.

The members of the Jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 11:00am (GMT+2:00) on Tuesday 9th in the hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 10th in the Salón Covadonga of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

Jury composition

The jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

  • José Antonio Álvarez Gundín
  • Luis María Anson Oliart
  • Alberto Edgardo Barbieri
  • Juan Barja de Quiroga Losada
  • César Bona García
  • Adela Cortina Orts
  • Taciana Fisac Badell
  • Víctor García de la Concha
  • Santiago González Suárez
  • Emilio Lledó Íñigo
  • Emilio Morenatti Fernández
  • Benigno Pendás García
  • Diana Sorensen
  • José Antonio Vera Gil
  • Alberto Anaut González (acting secretary)

technical data

Europa
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 71-15
  • Carrier: 5
  • Rx Frecuency: 12576.0 MHz  
  • Band: Ku  
  • Polarization: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
America
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Carrier: Feed 1 TSA America
  • Rx Frecuency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9

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