Monday, 24 September 2012 22:28
Government-backed decision raises criticisms of highly concentrated media in Chile.
Shareholders of La Nación, Chile’s state-owned newspaper, announced the closing of the company Monday morning after a special board meeting.
The decision followed a recommendation from the Chilean government, and was panned by company employees, social organizations and the Association of Journalists, who say it leaves fewer opposing viewpoints in an already concentrated print media.
“(La Nación) was the evidence that other facets of daily journalism could exist (in Chile),” Marcelo Castillo, president of the Association of Journalists told Cooperativa
. “What we have now is a country with no newspapers of opposition.”
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