How Putin has created the mirage of media pluralism in Russia

December 21, 2016 / By American Abroad Staff Freedom of the press is a right ingrained in Americans. In Russia, press freedoms can’t be taken for granted.   According to Reporters Without Borders, in 2016 Russia ranked 148 out of 180 nations in terms of press freedom. The US was No. 41. In Russia, while some…

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Los medios frente al proceso constituyente

December 9, 2016/ By Juan Cristóbal Portales No obstante el esfuerzo y recursos desplegados por el Gobierno de la Presidenta Bachelet para diseñar e impulsar una socialización ciudadana amplia de las bases, mecanismos y contenidos del proceso constituyente a través de diversos canales y medios propios y pagados, lo cierto es que su conocimiento, difusión…

Pioneering Freedom

December 2, 2016/ By Irina Bokova 250 years ago the world witnessed the passage of the first Freedom of the Press Act, enacted by the Swedish Parliament, covering modern-day Sweden and Finland. This was the first act to constitutionally protect press freedom, almost two centuries before the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since…