Latin America's battle between progressive governments and hostile right-wing media is playing out in EcuadorAdemás:
My own view is that the best solutions will be found in the area of introducing more competition in the media. The proposed media law in Argentina provides for the broadcast spectrum to be divided equally among private, public, and community media outlets. It is possible that Ecuador will move in a similar direction. These changes are especially important in a region where internet coverage reaches perhaps a third of the population, and the vast majority of citizens get their news from broadcast media.¿Por qué no lo hacen ellos en Estados Unidos? ¿Se imaginan qué pasaría si un tercio de los medios norteamericanos fueran del estado y otro tercio de los indios Arapaho o de los Amigos del Rifle? Weisbrot sí que se lo está pensando:
As Michael Copps, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission has emphasised: "Using the public airwaves is a privilege –a lucrative one– not a right." He has argued, in the New York Times and elsewhere, that the US government should use its legal authority to deny the renewal of broadcast licenses to media outlets that do not honour their pledge to serve the public interest.El gobierno juzga si tu medio publica noticias de interés público y te cierra cuando decide que no. Here we go.