Media and politics in Latin America: the struggle for democracy

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Sage, Oct 1, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 193 pages
The "overview articles have a welcome clarity and an anchoring in fact and experience often missing in work on Latin American media. To Fox's credit, she has selected authors who mostly underplay rhetorical generality for well-told tales about media policy." --The Democratic Communique "This well-written, well-researched book shows the courage of electronic journalists and how they have adjusted to--and often transcended and helped end--censorship and persecution. History comes alive in its retelling by these skillful essayists." --The Times of the Americas "Tightly written and tightly edited, minimally documented, but well researched, this volume breaks new ground and can serve as an advanced undergraduate and graduate textbook, as well as an indispensable reference." --Choice "This collection of essays contributes significantly toward filling the English-language void of information about media policies in Latin America. Fox has done a good job of pulling together diverse media experiencesin Latin America, and an excellent distribution of work among scholars from the area. The book will augment readings for Latin Americanists and for others interested in international media." --Journalism Quarterly "Fox and 13 well-known and well-chosen Latin American communicologists document and build a balanced view of what happened to 'the people, the media and the government' in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, and Uruguay' in the fifty or so years of the Latin America media.'" --Journal of Communication "This is a well-researched, well-organized and well-written book of general interest. History comes alive in the skillful writings of these essayists." --MediaDevelopment The relationship between the mass media and political power attracts worldwide and perennial interest. It is a topic that has generated particularly heated debate in Latin America. At times, controversial attempts to enact national communication policies have r

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Contents

Foreword Luis Ramiro Beltrdn
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Nationalism Censorship and Transnational Control
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Mass Media and the Collapse of a Democratic
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Copyright

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