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Title:
Media movements : civil society and media policy reform in Latin America / María Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord.
Author:
Segura, María Soledad, 1975- author.
Published:
London : Zed Books, [2016]

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Description:
214 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
In their highly detailed study, María Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord scrutinize the goals, tactics, and impacts of civic movements across the region. Offering both a historical perspective and an in-depth analysis of the contemporary situation, Media Movements transcends simple conceptions of "the national" versus "the global" to reveal complicated processes of media policy-making and to evaluate the significance of local politicians and citizens, global figures, and legal frameworks.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-205) and index.
Other Authors:
Waisbord, Silvio R. (Silvio Ricardo), 1961- author.
ISBN:
9781783604623 (pbk)

178360462X

9781783604630 (pbk)

1783604638

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More than ever before, social movements throughout contemporary Latin America are successfully influencing and shaping media policy and reform. Beginning at the turn of the twenty-first century, these powerful movements--using marches, occupation of space, social media organization, and more--have given voice to marginalized citizens of Latin America whose lives have been upset by the falsity of a globalized economy, and provide hope in the continued fight for reform and civic justice.

In their highly detailed study, Mar#65533;a Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord scrutinize the goals, tactics, and impacts of civic movements across the region. Offering both a historical perspective and an in-depth analysis of the contemporary situation, Media Movements transcends simple conceptions of "the national" versus "the global" to reveal complicated processes of media policy-making and to evaluate the significance of local politicians and citizens, global figures, and legal frameworks. With up-to-date analyses of recent movements and their successes, Media Movements will appeal to anyone interested in civic activism, global democracy, and policy or media reform.


Author Notes

Mar#65533;a Soledad Segura is professor at Facultad de Ciencias Sociales and Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicaci#65533;n of Universidad Nacional de C#65533;rdoba and is a researcher at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient#65533;ficas y T#65533;cnicas of Argentina. She edited Los medios sin fines de lucro entre la Ley Audiovisual y los decretos. Estrategias, desaf#65533;os y debates en el escenario 2009-2015 (2016) and Agitar la palabra. Participaci#65533;n social y democratizaci#65533;n de las comunicaciones (2014).

Silvio Waisbord is professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University. His most recent books are Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective (2013), Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (editor, 2014), and Vox populista: Medios, periodismo, democracia (2013).


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
1 Limited pluralism and "elite-captured" policiesp. 15
2 The field of media activism: organizations and demandsp. 39
3 Strategiesp. 62
4 Policy reformsp. 84
5 Political opportunitiesp. 103
6 Why transnational activism mattersp. 124
7 Policy implementationp. 149
Conclusion: the contributions of media movementsp. 172
Referencesp. 186
Interviewsp. 206
Indexp. 208