Media News - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In a statement released on Friday, Sept. 7, the Chilean state newspaper's union announced the government's decision to close La Nacio'n, according to the AFP. The Chilean government decided to call a shareholders' meeting on Sept. 24, to discuss, among other things, the closure of the newspaper La Nacion, according to Radio U Chile. The Union of Chilean Journalists said that the closure of the newspaper "is the culmination of an attack on press freedom" that Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has waged since his election, reported La Nacion. According to the Union of Chilean Journalists, Pinera campaigned on the promise to close La Nacion if he won the election, the website added. Since 2010, La Nacion's only distribution was online after Pinera canceled its print edition, citing economic concerns. That same year, the Union of Chilean Journalists proposed transforming the newspaper, which is 70 percent owned by the state, into an autonomous public media outlet with mixed financing. (Knight Center)
Join our Media News mailinglist with over 12.000 subscribers.
The Media News archive contains over 15.000 items so it is advised to narrow your search.
- WikiLeaks announces partnership with Brazilian investigative journalism center
- Acclaimed photo was faked
- Euronews launches Arabic feed
- Iran: Leading women’s magazine forced to close
- US: Nonprofit website plans watchdog journalism for Orange County
- New website reaches out to EU Neighbourhood Journalists
- Internet censorship plagues journalists at Olympics
- Sweden: Tax on press advertising to be abolished
- MySpace opens doors to developers MySpace webpage
- Startup lets public test conversational Web search