30/junio/2012 | (Traducción de Guillermo Fameli) Ver al sindicalista más poderoso de Argentina, Hugo Moyano, anunciar una noche de miércoles una huelga en el canal de cable Todo Noticias, perteneciente al Grupo Clarín, habría sido irrisorio no hace mucho tiempo atrás. Porque no hace mucho tiempo atrás, decían los entendidos, había tres personas con verdadero peso político en Argentina. Uno era el entonces presidente Néstor Kirchner.
29/junio/2012 | You have not seen anything about media influence on politics in Latin America until you have seen Mexico. As the region’s second-largest economy goes to the polls to pick a new leader tomorrow, the presidential campaign exposed more than ever before the embedded interests of some of its politicos and the media establishment, most notably the Televisa empire.
24/junio/2012 | Watching the most powerful Argentina union leader, Hugo Moyano, announcing a strike on Grupo Clarín’s Todo Noticias as it happened on Wednesday evening would have been a risible notion not long ago. Because not long ago, pundits would explain, three people carried real political clout in Argentina. One was an elected President, Néstor Kirchner. The second was a media mogul, Héctor Magnetto. The third was Moyano, leader of the teamsters.
17/junio/2012 | Don’t think for a minute the high-voltage confrontation between the Argentine government and the media establishment is a nuisance exclusive of the Southern pampas or even anything new. The recorded tape of a US President 40 years ago, for instance, included a line like this: “No reporter from the Washington Post is ever to be in the White House again.”
01/junio/2012 | Think counterfactually for a moment. What if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had not gone to war against the country’s media establishment? What if there had been no Broadcast Media Act, no newsprint market reform or no government-run digital television scheme?
30/mayo/2012 | Desde la primera infancia consumimos a través de las industrias de entretenimiento discursos que van estructurando una sociedad bipolar, esencialmente constituida por buenos y malos. Lamentablemente, con el tiempo estos discursos inciden en una mirada que en la actualidad se presenta como dominante en materia de seguridad.
26/mayo/2012 | Maybe sooner than expected, the Supreme Court took a step this week untying a legal imbroglio that the war between the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Argentina’s mainstream media establishment have created around the Broadcast Media Act passed by Congress at the government’s request in October 2009. By doing so, the Court seized the chance to tell both sides of the divide that they are not doing much to bring the conflict to an end. A touch of goodwill would come in handy.