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Antonio Aragon Blanco

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About Antonio
Antonio Aragon Blanco is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

I have 10 years experience in different types of journalism and among different companies and projects. I worked 7 years for the Agency of News EFE writing pieces about all the posible topics: sports, politics, culture, economy, human...

I as well have experience as blogger, photographer, video producer, social media, media officer, press releases, viral marketing...

My mother tongue is Spanish but I have also written some articles in English.
English Spanish
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
Business Politics Current Affairs

Interviews, news, reports Agencia EFE distributed to their customers, who they decide then which ones they want to publish.

And the last one for Kick Off. This piece was modified only in two words. The english writting improvement was evident...

Another piece for Kick Off about a similar topic but furthermore in time.

I have been living in Cape Town the last two years and three months. Despite my current job is not related to journalism, I have not lost the contact with the most beautiful profession hence here you can read an article I wrote for the soccer south african magazine Kick Off.

This is an example of the kind of video reports with off voice I used to create for Agencia EFE...

From may 2006 to november 2013 I worked as news writer for Agencia EFE, the most important agency of news in Spanish. I delivered for them on daily basis news, reports and interviews about several topics. From politics to economy or culture... I also elaborated video news. I produced only the image in some of thems. In others, as well the text and the off voice.

After the World Cup I was recruited (non full time) as Media Officer of the top rugby club in Spain. Between my tasks of content creator, press releases, photography and social media I as well produced viral campaigns like this one.

We had a dream and an opportunity presented in front of our faces. A national contest. One minute vídeo wherein had to be performed the appropiate skils to would became the Sony Ericson Fan Reporter during the World Cup of South Africa 2010. Achieved. Thank to this video and all the supporters outh there in my hometown. We Have a Dream

In the beginning of 2010´s summer I had the experience of my life. I discovered South Africa during the World Cup and behind the steps of the Spanish National Team and until the victory. This are some of the pics I took along our 36 days journay discovering "The human face of the World Cup".

La Liga Lands in Africa

27 Feb 2016  |  Marca.com
La Liga and its ambassadors, including Patrick Kluivert and Gaizka Mendieta, received a warm welcome during their first visit to Cape Town, South Africa. The event featured training camps, giant screens, recreational areas, and a La Liga museum. LFP President Javier Tebas spoke about La Liga's global presence and its commitment to fighting racism, a point underscored when Luvuyo Mandela inquired about the issue. Antonio Barradas, director of La Liga's Johannesburg office, discussed the ambition to bring Spanish coaches to South Africa to share their expertise. The event culminated with a match viewing attended by nearly a thousand people, signaling La Liga's successful first venture into Africa.

95 candles light Mandela's final journey

15 Dec 2013  |  Cuartopoder
Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu, Eastern Cape, was attended by 4,000 guests including family, friends, and dignitaries. The ceremony featured 95 candles for each year of Mandela's life, speeches by African leaders, religious authorities, and personal anecdotes from friends like Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker. South African President Jacob Zuma and other government officials also spoke, with Zuma emphasizing the nation's goal to continue building the society Mandela worked for. The funeral concluded with a private burial in Mandela's birth village of Mvezo, accompanied by military honors and not televised out of respect for the Mandela family.

Mandela covers up corruption

10 Dec 2013  |  La Voz de Galicia
The article discusses the overshadowing of political scandals in South Africa by tributes to Nelson Mandela. It highlights the corruption allegations against President Jacob Zuma, including misuse of funds for home renovations and a lavish wedding. The Gupta family, with ties to Zuma, is also implicated. The ANC and government officials are criticized for their role in corruption, which is widespread and affects various sectors, including the church. The public is frustrated with the ostentation of politicians amidst high inequality and poverty. The death of Mandela has temporarily shifted focus away from these issues, but there is a sense that some South Africans are becoming more lenient towards the government's corruption due to its efforts to address the problem.

Camaraderie, wood smoke, and more space in the new 'igloo' of 'Penguins'

09 Jan 2009  |  elconfidencial.com
The 'Penguins' motorcycle rally, held in Valladolid and organized by Club Turismoto, began yesterday and will continue until Sunday. The event is known for its camaraderie and the scent of burning wood from numerous bonfires. This year's edition offers a larger camping area in Puente Duero, with over thirty hectares of pine trees welcoming motorcycling enthusiasts from across Spain and Europe. Despite the cold weather, participants like Mahe Gilbert from France enjoy the friendly atmosphere. The event features leather jackets, cowboy hats, and motorcycles from brands like Harley Davidson and Honda Goldwing. Attendees discuss bikes, enjoy local food and wine, and listen to rock music. The new location in Puente Duero is praised for its ample space, and the event includes various food and merchandise vendors.

A fortunate Sahrawi is the firm promise of Spanish athletics

07 Mar 2008  |  www.laprovincia.es
A Sahrawi man, who has been warmly welcomed by a Spanish family in Viana de Cega, Valladolid, has become a promising figure in Spanish athletics. Having arrived in Spain at the age of eight as part of a Sahrawi children's reception campaign, he was supposed to stay for two months but decided to remain due to a medical condition and the prospect of a better future. He learned Spanish quickly and feels extremely fortunate for the support of his Spanish family. He reflects on his roots with fondness, despite not having returned to the Sahara or Mauritania for many years. He expresses concern over the unresolved conflict of the Sahrawi people and criticizes the lack of initiative from countries and the UN. He describes the Castilian character as hospitable and happy, and he appreciates the Spanish culture, considering Spain the best place in Europe to live. He does not support illegal immigration, acknowledging that while Spain attracts both criminals and honest people, it is often unfairly generalized due to the actions of mafias.

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