Professor Becerra provided an overview of media policies in Latin America that are characterized by low legal regulation and strong governmental controls. Media ownership in the region is highly concentrated in large conglomerates and dependent on state resources. According to Becerra, Media regulation must create the conditions for a plurality of actors to exist, correcting asymmetries in the system. This becomes more relevant and necessary when different media converge in digital platforms, concentrating power on the hands of few transnational actors.

Paola Sartoretto, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute moderated the discussion with the audience.

The lecture (in Spanish) is available below.