The largest media conglomerate in Latin America, Grupo Globo (in English, the Globo Group), was founded in 1925 by the journalist Irineu Marinho Coelho de Barros (1876–1925), with the creation of the newspaper O Globo. The company expanded its operations under the leadership of his son, Roberto Pisani Marinho (1904–2003), particularly through his association with the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. Originally named Organizações Globo (the Globo Corporation), in 2004, it became Grupo Globo.

Reporters Without Borders’s Media Ownership Monitor project has identified 33 newspapers, 19 AM radio stations, 32 FM stations, 105 TV stations, 27 magazines, 33 cable channels, and nine cable companies owned by Grupo Globo. TV Globo alone reaches an average of 36.9% of the country’s total TV ...

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