• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:14    |    
    What is the state of freedom of the press in Latin America?
  • 01:55    |    
    How do people in these countries react towards the attacks to the press?
  • 03:19    |    
    What conditions allow the press to be under siege?
  • 04:27.5    |    
    Is there a role for political correctness in these efforts?
  • 05:56    |    
    Can you share stories from fellow journalists that can help us understand the lack of freedom in these countries?
  • 08:9.5    |    
    What is the role of journalists in these environment?
  • 09:26    |    
    What is the interest of American readers in Latin America?
  • 12:36    |    
    Can you make a list of the three top issues about Latin America that matters to the US?
    • Organized crime (war on drugs)
    • Trade with the region
    • Immigration
  • 14:30    |    
    Final words
  • 14:36    |    
    Final credits

Freedom of the Press in Latin America

New Media  | 08 de mayo de 2015  | Vistas: 16

Mary Anastasia O'Grady comments on the lack of freedom of the press in Latin America, she mentions the case of Venezuela, where the government has bought news organizations and threatened the ones that oppose to it; Ecuador, where the president silenced the press by fining journalist and also put them into prison; Argentina, where newspapers depend on government advertising, and Cuba, where the Soviet Union system is still alive. She also gives her opinion on what American readers are interested to know about Latin America and explains they are looking for countries that have right policies so they can invest; they are also interested to know about the organized crime (war on drugs) and the topic of immigration.


Mary Anastasia O'Grady is member of the editorial board and author…


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