Media, State and Society in Bahia, Brazil

Brazilian Journalism Research

Faculdade de Comunicação, Universidade de Brasília(UnB), ICC Norte, Subsolo, Sala ASS 633
Brasília / DF
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ISSN: 1981-9854
Editor Chefe: Fábio Henrique Pereira
Início Publicação: 31/05/2005
Periodicidade: Quadrimestral
Área de Estudo: Comunicação

Media, State and Society in Bahia, Brazil

Ano: 2016 | Volume: 12 | Número: 2
Autores: Julián Durazo Herrmann
Autor Correspondente: Julián Durazo Herrmann | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: Bahia, media, state-in-society perspective, pluralism, access to independent sources of information

Resumos Cadastrados

Resumo Inglês:

In this paper, I seek to assess the role of the media in ongoing subnational democratization processes from a State-in-society perspective. I use the case of Bahia, a state in North-Eastern Brazil, to assess ownership and social access to the media, the media’s autonomy from both the State and social actors as well as how conflicts between public interest and private profit are solved. We will thus understand the role of subnational media in sustaining pluralism and in providing independent sources of information, two critical dimensions of democracy.