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La familia Agois vendió el 54% de las acciones de Epensa al Grupo El Comercio. Con esta operación, la actividad de la prensa escrita se encuentra altamente concentrada y el grupo El Comercio se coloca en una clara posición de dominio en el mercado al pasar a concentrar más 77% de la publicidad y la venta de ejemplares de la prensa escrita en el Perú, algo inédito y quizás no visto en otro país de corte democrático.

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Broadcast media throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union stand to suffer when the transition to digital broadcasting takes place in 2015. Although digital broadcasting promises new channels, the way several governments are implementing the switch may result in fewer broadcasters able to reach audiences, and therefore create a more restricted news environment. These findings were published in IREX’s 2014 Media Sustainability Index (MSI) for Europe & Eurasia. See www.irex.org/msi for the full text of the report.

“Democracy, the press and free enterprise are inextricably bound up,” says Roberto Civita, director of the Brazilian magazine Veja, the most widely read in Latin America: defending free speech would entail protecting the freedom of businesses, starting with the press. But what happens when a political leader is elected on a programme that includes challenging the interests of the private sector and media bosses? Ever since leaders determined to end (or try to end) neoliberalism came to power in Latin America, and parties defending the traditional elite became weaker, the media has had a mission. As Judith Brito, editor of the conservative Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo, puts it: “Since the opposition has been weakened so much, it is the media that effectively fulfils this role” (O Globo, 18 March 2010) — sometimes very inventively.

Whose free press? – Le Monde diplomatique on Latin America

Some critics believe that Arab media is one of the places where this can occur. Unfortunately, Arab media in its present state cannot be the agora of debate. The truth is, it’s still shackled and afflicted with the same problems that Simeon Djankov’s study on media ownership has found — wealthy elites manipulate the media to further their own agendas. Post-Revolution Independent Internet publications like Tunisia-live cannot compete with Internet giants who dominate the market. Disney alone controls over 30 Internet companies including ESPN and ABC news. The problem is further compounded by the vast powers that the state still exercises because it has inherited authoritarian media laws.

Opinion piece by Tam Hussein: “Innocence of Muslims” – A Case For Civil Society – citing this 2003 paper by Simeon Djankov et al on media ownership in 97 countries.

Some critics believe that Arab media is one of the places where this can occur. Unfortunately, Arab media in its present state cannot be the agora of debate. The truth is, it’s still shackled and afflicted with the same problems that Simeon Djankov’s study on media ownership has found – wealthy elites manipulate the media to further their own agendas. Post-Revolution Independent Internet publications like Tunisia-live cannot compete with Internet giants who dominate the market. Disney alone controls over 30 Internet companies including ESPN and ABC news. The problem is further compounded by the vast powers that the state still exercises because it has inherited authoritarian media laws.

Opinion piece by Tam Hussein: “Innocence of Muslims” – A Case For Civil Society – citing this 2003 paper by Simeon Djankov et al on media ownership in 97 countries.