Advocacy Coalitions and Democratizing Media Reforms in Latin by Christof Mauersberger

By Christof Mauersberger

This publication examines democratizing media reforms in Latin the US. the writer explains why a few international locations have lately handed such reforms within the broadcasting quarter, whereas others haven't. by means of providing a civil society viewpoint, the writer strikes past traditional bills that understand media reforms basically as a kind of presidency repression to punish oppositional media. in its place, he highlights the pioneering function of civil society coalitions, that have controlled to revitalize the controversy on conversation rights and translated them into particular regulatory results akin to the merchandising of group radio stations. The ebook presents an in-depth, comparative research of media reform debates in Argentina and Brazil (analyzing Chile and Uruguay as complementary cases), supported by means of unique qualitative examine. As such, it advances our realizing of ways moving energy kinfolk and social forces are affecting policymaking in Latin the United States and beyond.

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2) and also discussing whether the rise of the internet has made this approach obsolete. 2 introduces the Latin American context by focusing on the region’s historical background and recent developments in the debate about the democratization of media structures. I show that mass media have developed as private enterprises, closely linked to the (conservative) political elite, resulting in a sharply concentrated and commercialized system. Since the 1980s, but more so since the political shift to the Left around the beginning of the twenty-first century, media activists and civil society have reacted by developing specific reform demands.

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