Knight Center
Knight Center

Topic “media ownership”

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 »

Groups protest rumored sale of Nicaraguan TV station to Mexican businessman

Freedom of expression organizations in Nicaragua protested the rumored sale of television station Canal 2 to the Mexican businessman Ángel González, who is also the owner of Canal 10--the most watched station in the Central American country--as well as channels 4, 9, and 11, reported the newspaper El Nuevo Diario on Nov. 29. Read more »


Subscribe to our twice weekly newsletter about journalism in the Americas.

Choose your language:


Please enter your e-mail address: