Power and Television in Latin America: The Dominican Case


This volume examines the relationship between the development and functioning of television and concrete political and economic processes in the third world. Antonio Menendez Alarcon focuses on the Dominican Republic, where television was introduced by a dictator (Trujillo) as a form of political power, and where the old dictatorial forms have permeated the newer, supposedly democratic media. The author looks at the relationship between television network organization and control and programming; the industry's long-range effects on culture and development; and the extent to which television contributes to the free marketplace of ideas.


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