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ERIC Number: ED308558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Government Style as a Factor in Information Flow: Television Programming in Argentina, l979-l988.
John, Jeffrey Alan
Noting that Argentina's recent history is particularly useful for analysis of the varying effects that differing government styles can have on a single mass communication system, a study compared Argentine (specifically Buenos Aires) television's 1979 programming schedule, prepared during a military dictatorship, with recent schedules prepared under democracy. The data were evaluated in order to test two hypotheses: (1) programming schedules prepared under conditions of greater freedom of speech and freedom of expression, when compared to those prepared in l979 under military rule, would exhibit greater reliance on domestic, Latin American or Spanish-language programming and correspondingly fewer American- or First World- produced programs; and (2) the programming schedules would show a trend toward increasingly more use of domestic, Latin American or Spanish-language programming as the Argentine audiences gain more experience with free expression. Findings supported the first hypothesis; however, the second hypothesis was not supported. Findings suggest that further research would benefit from expanding samples to include programming schedules for cities of the country's "interior," and evaluating the content of Argentina's increasingly widespread cable television system. (Two tables of data are included.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina