Posted in Head Honchos

Mexico’s Second Richest Man Uses Television to Defy Authorities

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of TV Azteca, has in recent months used his television station to pressure the Mexican government to lift the quarantine imposed…

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Posted in Español

El segundo hombre más rico de México usa TV para desacatar a la autoridad sanitaria

Fiel a su historia, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, dueño de TV Azteca usó la pantalla de su empresa para presionar al gobierno mexicano a que levantara…

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Posted in The Hot Potato

An Uprising of New Cuban Media Defies State Rule

Cuba’s Constitution prohibits private media. Nevertheless, more than a dozen media outlets outside state control have unfolded in the country since the beginning of the…

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Posted in Audiences Data

The Twitter Savvy News Media in Latin America

In Latin America, the Twitter news market is in the hands of the big nations such as Mexico and Brazil. When it comes to truly…

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Posted in Muckrakers

Marcela Turati: Expose the Hidden Interests of Big Media Companies

Interview with award-winning investigative journalist Marcela Turati, Marcela Turati is an investigative journalist who specializes in covering the impact of Mexican drug war on society. Marcela…

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Posted in Audiences Data

Latin American News Media: Who Is Big on Facebook?

Today, we released the Facebook Index Latin America, which ranks news media platforms from Latin America based on the number of Facebook followers compared to the…

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Posted in Public Media

Who Can Reinvent Public Media in the Global South?

An upcoming study on public media in the Global South calls for major reforms to help reinvent public service media. Back in 2007, responding to…

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Posted in Funding Journalism

Latin American Digital Media Are Not so Digital

Latin America has seen unprecedented growth of digital journalistic enterprises in the past five years. But serious questions about their viability have arisen as many…

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Posted in Audiences

Millennials Are Shaping the Future Latin American Media

Millennials, as today’s youth are known, are the dominant audience of Latin America. They increasingly consume media on mobile devices. These two trends are telling…

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Posted in Legal Issues

Right of Reply Law in Mexico: Against Citizens, in Favor of Media Moguls

A new law on the right of reply was adopted last month in Mexico after it had hibernated for eight years in the Congress. But…

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