Centuries of silence [electronic resource] : the story of Latin American journalism / Leonardo Ferreira.Material type: TextPublication details: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 p.)ISBN: 9780313383373 (electronic bk.); 0313383375 (electronic bk.); 9780313026744 (electronic bk.); 0313026742 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Press -- Latin America -- History | Journalism -- Political aspects -- Latin America -- History | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism | Presse | Lateinamerika | GeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Centuries of silence.DDC classification: 079.8 LOC classification: PN4930 | .F47 2006ebOther classification: AP 23285 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -322) and index.
Introduction: When good news is bad news -- Whose truth on True Street -- A taste of freedom -- Taken by war and censorship -- Modernization and the press -- How not to start a century -- Hot and cold wars, warm presses -- Dreaming a fair world -- One step forward, dozen backward.
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The history of Latin American journalism is ultimately the story of a people who have been silenced over the centuries, primarily Native Americans, women, peasants, and the urban poor. This book seeks to correct the record propounded by most English-language surveys of Latin American journalism, which tend to neglect pre-Columbian forms of reporting, the ways in which technology has been used as a tool of colonization, and the Latin American conceptual foundations of a free press.
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