This study approaches a pressing question for the public, the media, and in academia: how can the media be held accountable? By focusing on the relationship between media and accountability in the understudied region of Latin America, Mariella Bastian provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of media accountability (MA) beyond the Global North. The underlying conditions for the development of MA in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay are identified by conducting a multi-method study. The author also gives an overview of the status quo of the implementation of both traditional and innovative MA instruments.
- Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay: Background and media landscapes
- De-westernizing the media accountability approach: Towards a Latin American design of accountability frames
- Conditions for media accountability in Latin America
- The status quo of online media accountability in Latin America
- Media accountability instruments in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay
- Special cases and typology of media accountability instruments in Latin America
- Lecturers and students of journalism studies, communication science, Latin American studies, political sciences
- Journalists, media-related NGOs, policy makers
Dr. Mariella Bastian is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam). Her research interests include media accountability, media ethics, news personalization, Latin American media systems, media & democracy, and international journalism.