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La Libertad Do Expression Politica En La Prensa Escrita De Chile, Jessica Merrill Apr 2010

La Libertad Do Expression Politica En La Prensa Escrita De Chile, Jessica Merrill

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The following essay examines the concentration of ownership that is present in current day Chilean written media. Two companies, Consorcio Periodístico de Chile S.A (Copesa) and El Mercurio, constitute a duopoly that easily dominates all other publications in terms of circulation and audience. The power of the duopoly began to grow starting with the military coup of 1973. During the turbulent times of the government of President Salvador Allende when the country was profoundly divided, La Tercera, the main publication of Copesa, and El Mercurio, the main publication of El Mercurio, were strong supporters of the military regime. After ...