Transparency and Participation in Public Service Television Broadcasters: The American Southern Cone

  • Paulo Carlos López-López
  • Mónica López-Golán
  • Iván Puentes-Rivera
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


Public service televisions must face a double challenge in the scope of accountability. On the one hand, the need of providing the citizens with all the data related to the institution’s daily activities. On the other hand, the requirement of making the production stages transparent in order to prove the degree of compliance and commitment to a quality service. This paper analyzes the information available on the websites of the public service televisions in the American Southern Cone, meaning Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. When it comes to performance, the fulfilment of these indicators can be concluded as unsatisfactory, even though transparency in audiovisual corporations becomes one of the most appreciated intangible values that enable the television public service to regain credibility.


Transparency Public service television Accountability America Public information 



The results of this paper are taken from the project “Indicators related to European broadcasters governance, funding, accountability, innovation, quality and public service applicable to Spain in the digital context” (CSO2015-66543-P), from the National Program for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research, National Subprogram for Knowledge Generation from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, co-financed by ERDF.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Carlos López-López
    • 1
  • Mónica López-Golán
    • 1
  • Iván Puentes-Rivera
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.METACOM Research Group Investigación Medios, Tecnologías Aplicadas y ComunicaciónPontifical Catholic University of EcuadorQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Grupo de CP2: Comunicación PersuasivaUniversity of VigoVigoSpain

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