Argentina Democratization Process, Role of the Media

Democracy returned to Argentina in 1983 after many interruptions of the constitutional system during the 20th century, culminating with the last military dictatorship (1976–1983). The media have had a limited influence on the process of transition to democracy, mainly because they worked under censorship. Another reason for this limited influence was the lack of partnership between the media and political parties. However, the media played an important role as a trustworthy political actor respecting the consolidation of democracy.

The return to democracy happened, in large part, due to the decay of the military regime. Characteristics of this transition were economic crises and political decline, caused primarily by a lost war. Furthermore, numerous internal and external claims existed against the government based on egregious human rights violations. ...

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