Tag: argentina

by John Otis

The moment polls closed for Argentina’s presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the constitution from running for a third consecutive term. “Daniel Scioli has won by a wide margin,” announced […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The massive hack of Milan-based surveillance software firm Hacking Team has sent security researchers and tech journalists on what is starting to feel like a never-ending fact-finding mission through the over 400GB of leaked […] more »

by James Breiner

Venture capitalists in Latin America are looking for digital media startups with rapid growth, a plan for monetization, and international potential. Obviously, most new media don’t fit that profile. But startups with these characteristics are starting to attract angel investors who provide the first rounds of capital, says Francisco Coronel, CFO and co-founder of Nxtplabs, […] more »

by Henk van Ess

Did Pope Francis play a major role in Argentina’s Dirty War? Reporters claim they can substantiate this allegation. They published photos of dictator Jorge Videla with a cardinal, allegedly Jorge Bergoglio, the recently elected Pope Francis. But something was wrong with these findings. Great find, Brad: pope’s connivance with dictatorship RT <a href="https://twitter.com/delong">delong</a> Hugh O'Shaughnessy: […] more »

by Lillo Montalto Monella

Ten years after the wave of social unrest that set the streets of Buenos Aires on fire, the Argentine government is toughening state control over information made available to the public. “As Argentina enters a period of increasing economic uncertainty, having greater power over the media will allow the government to better control information available […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. The sole higher-ed institution in Fast Company’s most innovative list (Inside Higher Ed) 2. In sports-crazy Argentina, sports journalism schools crop up (NPR) 3. Is there an app for getting language learners reading? (Guardian Weekly) 4. Learn how to be a web developer […] more »

by Anne Nelson

If you spend much time in U.S. newsrooms these days, you might contract a serious case of gloom and doom. Talk is still focused on declining circulations, aging readerships, and the absence of new business models to pay for the production of quality content. But it would be a mistake to assume that this is […] more »