Media in Chile have played an important role in the history of the country, for example, the position assumed by the newspaper El Mercurio in support of General Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 coup, with implacable criticism against Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government. Nowadays, the country has among the highest per capita media consumption in Latin America, with strong penetration of radio and television, and in recent years pay-TV (cable, pay-per-view, and satellite). There is also a marked concentration in the ownership of the media.


Chile is located along the southwestern coast of South America, with an area of 756,096 square kilometers and with 17,500,000 inhabitants, of whom approximately 40% (7,300,000) live in the metropolitan region of Santiago, the nation’s capital. Demographically, there is a slight prevalence of ...

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