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Topic “media ownership”

Ownership is concentrated, transparency lacking with regard to Colombian media, study shows

Journalists and press advocates have created another project to study concentration of media ownership in Colombia. They found low transparency, high ownership concentration and links between media owners and the political world, among other insights.

Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a project between the German branch of Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) and the Colombian Federation of Journalists (Fecolper for its acronym in Spanish), was formally launched this week. Read more »

"Media Map" project reveals ownership concentration in Chile and Colombia

Poderopedia, a Chilean organization that works to bring transparency to power structures that run Latin American countries, has released Media Map (“Mapa de Medios”), a database detailing media ownership and concentration in Chile and Colombia. Read more »

Bolivia created “government-operated” media network to control public opinion, new book says

In the last several years the administration of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has created a media network that is privately owned but is indirectly controlled by the government in an effort to have direct influence over public opinion, according to a new book about the Bolivian government’s relationship with the media. Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur set to participate in debates over media democratization in Brazil

The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Opinion and Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue, will be in Brazil from Dec. Read more »

Implementation of controversial articles in Argentina's new media law postponed

Updated 06/12/12, 6:41 p.m.: The Federal Chamber on Civil and Commercial Matters of Argentina extended the cautionary measure on grounds of unconstitutionality requested by the media titan Grupo Clarín on two articles of the country's new media law, which was set to go into effect Read more »

UN, IAPA at loggerheads over Argentina's new media law

The Argentine Audiovisual Communication Services Law, also known as the Media Law, set to take effect Dec. 7, has caught the attention of press freedom organizations across the world. Read more »

Argentine daily La Nación negotiating acquisition of U.S. Spanish-language newspaper chain

The Argentine newspaper La Nación is negotiating the takeover of the U.S. media company ImpreMedia, which owns seven Spanish language newspapers, including La Opinión in Los Angeles and New York's El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States, reported the New York Post. Read more »

Community radio stations say new communications law in Guatemala tunes them out

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) criticized Guatemala's General Telecommunications Law, which allows for the nearly automatic renewal of radio and television frequencies for 25 years to those who already leased them. Read more »

Community TV, radio under attack in Chile

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) denounced destructive attacks on media outlets in Chile, forcing some to close, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) on Nov. 29. Read more »