29/julio/2012 | Depending on whether you frame it from one side of the Argentine political divide or the other, the news this week that the government had backpedalled on the public tender of 220 television stations across the country would be a policy failure or a step forward. Thinking from outside the frames, the move is an indication that the construction of a State policy surrounding the central nervous system of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration’s media policy is likely to be more about trial and error than a straightforward done deal.
22/julio/2012 | En tiempos de crisis, Wendy Harcourt reflexiona sobre la importancia de mantener abierto el debate sobre el desarrollo, opina que —más que nunca— es imprescindible incorporar la perspectiva de género a las problemáticas actuales. Feminismo y enfoque de género devienen una alternativa al modelo económico dominante. (Traducción por Ximena Schinca)
21/julio/2012 | One has to get the policy right. But it is also in the nature of the job to “tell a story to the people,” one that gives them “a sense of unity, purpose and optimism.” This is what presidents do, according to President Barack Obama. In an interview with CBS news last week, Obama said having failed to articulate this story to the US people was the main shortcoming of his first term in office.
18/julio/2012 | Interpelar significantes, cifras, instituciones y mitos. Esa es la tarea que el departamento de Género y Diversidad de SIDbaires nos propuso el miércoles 21 de junio. Un recorrido interesante porque nos atraviesa como miembros de un colectivo lleno de prejuicios y supuestos que repite sin resignificar aquello que termina tabicando la equidad de género. Pasen y lean el trabajo militante de las compañeras de género y diversidad.
13/julio/2012 | Media policy is one of the prime differentiating features for Argentine politicos these days. The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Osvaldo Scioli (who a pro-government press columnist now refers to as DOS or “two”), is very clear about that. A stubborn promoter of positive agendas and seemingly unwilling to pick up any of the many gauntlets of political confrontation being thrown at him by national government supporters, Scioli visibly cut himself lose from President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s media approach: he gave a long, open-question press conference.
06/julio/2012 | President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner does not google. “I read the books and I read history. You never know what interests are hidden behind Google searches, but you know who wrote a book and where it comes from,” the President said in a speech to mark a newspaper’s 25th anniversary a few weeks ago.