Monday, April 28, 2014

Media Concentration Threatens Press Freedom in Peru

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Article from NotiSur, April 125

Peruvians have been debating the danger that media concentration poses to democracy and free expression for nearly eight months. The announcement on Aug. 23, 2013, that Grupo El Comercio would buy 54% of the stock of Empresa Periodística Nacional (Epensa), a company that owns four dailies, sparked the debate. The acquisition would give the Comercio media company control of 78% of daily newspaper sales and 77% of the advertising market. Before the sale, it operated 49% of Peruvian print media. Elsa Chanduví Jaña Read More

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