Media and Politics in Latin America

By Elizabeth Fox - 1998

Media and Politics in Latin America: The Struggle for Democracy edited by Elizabeth Fox focuses on the post-1945 decades of development of the Latin American media. The different chapters examine the many political and economic actors, the changing alliances and agreements and the impassioned debates and policies that forged the media.

With a Foreword by Luis Ramiro Beltrán and Conclusions by Elizabeth Fox, thirteen chapters cover: 'Media Policies in Latin America: An Overview'; 'Nationalism, Censorship and Transnational Control'; 'Mass Media and the Collapse of a Democratic Tradition in Chile'; 'Revolution and the Press in Peru'; 'Communication Policies in Mexico'; 'Politics and Regional Television in Colombia'; 'Communication, the Church and Social Conflict in El Salvador 1970-80'; 'Repression and Innovation under Authoritarianism'; 'Dictatorsdhip and Transition to Democracy: Argentina 1973-86'; 'Brazilian Television: A Rapid Conversion to the New Order'; 'Media, Cultural Processes and Political Systems'; 'Communication and Politics in Uruguay'; 'Between Memory and Illusion: Independent Video in Brazil'; 'Bolivian Television: When Reality Surpasses Fiction'.

SAGE Publications (1988).

By Elizabeth Fox| 1998


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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