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Centuries of silence : the story of Latin American journalism

Author: Leonardo Ferreira
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
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Challenging the conventional notion of a free marketplace of ideas in a region plagued with serious problems of poverty, violence, propaganda, political intolerance, poor ethics, deficiencies in journalism education, and media concentration in the hands of an elite, Ferreira debunks the myth of a free press in Latin America. The diffusion of colonial presses in the New World, he argues, resulted in the imposition of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferreira, Leonardo, 1957-
Centuries of silence.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
(OCoLC)607848340
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Ferreira
ISBN: 0275983978 9780275983970 0275984109 9780275984106
OCLC Number: 68694080
Description: xii, 332 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: When good news is bad news --
Whose truth on True Street --
A taste of freedom --
Taken by war and censorship --
Modernization and the press --
How not to start a century --
Hot and cold wars, warm presses --
Dreaming a fair world --
One step forward, dozen backward.
Responsibility: Leonardo Ferreira.
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The history of Latin American journalism is the story of people who have been silenced. This book seeks to correct the record propounded by most English-language surveys of Latin American journalism,  Read more...

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