¿Dónde están los medios públicos en América Latina? Medios ciudadanos y transformación nacional en un contexto “glocalizado"

Translated title of the contribution: Where are Latin America’s Public Media?: Citizen media and national transformation in a “glocalized” context

Thomas Tufte

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At this moment Paraguay’s Government is taking actions to rethink the concept of public media in the whole country. This article takes this context to
describe three basic perspectives to re-conceptualize the media scenario of Latin America on the xxi Century. First, it places the Paraguayan initiative in a
Latin American historical context, which declares and uses the communication as a tool for the articulation of social change; second, it approaches the debate
about information and communication rights and requirements, using the concept of local media as the analytical inlet. Third, it makes a call about the context
of globalization and network society as fundamental agents that had influence in politics and in the national public media practices.
Original languageSpanish
JournalSigno y Pensamiento
Issue number58
Pages (from-to)64 - 78
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Latin America
  • Public Media
  • Development
  • communication for social change
  • Citizenship

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