(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Dilemmas of Democratisation: Media Regulation and Reform in Argentina

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University College London, UK


The relationship between the state and the media has become a key political battleground in a number of Latin American countries in recent years. Using controversial changes to broadcasting regulation in Argentina as a case study, this article examines regional trends in this field. This article argues that despite criticism of the political motivations that led to its implementation, the Audiovisual Communications Law (popularly known as the ley de medios) has the potential to rebalance Argentina's media landscape. Moreover, it should not be equated with developments in Venezuelan media regulation, which do raise concerns about freedom of expression.

L’A. analyse les changements controversés en matière de législation de diffusion en Argentine. Il explique qu’en dépit des critiques des motivations politiques qui ont conduit à sa mise en place, la Loi sur les Communications audiovisuelles a le potentiel pour rééquilibrer le paysage audiovisuel argentin. Il conclut que cette législation ne doit pas être comparée à celle en vigueur au Vénézuela, laquelle soulève des interrogations en matière de liberté d’expression


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 32, no2 [pp. 178-193]
Published in 2013



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2012.00770.x

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