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Chapter 8: Communication Ethics in a Latin American Context

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Communication Ethics in a Latin American Context
Communication ethics in a Latin American context
Gabriel JaimePerez

There are several important issues regarding the foundations of communication ethics within the Latin American social and cultural context. The purpose of this chapter is to identify principles of social ethics that rise above the oversimplifications that characterize traditional morality. Such a civic ethics cannot be content with a conformist adaptation to present reality by merely describing or reproducing it. And among the many challenges in undertaking this project, we face a crisis of moral values.

I mean crisis and not inversion. In an inversion mentality, moral values were central in the past, but now things have been reversed. We are facing a moral breakdown. It is a pessimistic conception of history ...

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