"Latin American Media: Distortions and Resistance"
April 1, 2009
465 GSU Student Center
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9:30 – 10:30 Session I: Media and Politics in Latin America
• Mauro Porto (Tulane University), “Media accountability and democratization in Brazil: Civil society and the opening of TV Globo"
• Sallie Hughes (University of Miami), “Media Content and Political Muscle: Mexican Network Television News in Comparative Perspective”

11:00 – 12:00 Session II: Media and Social Movements in Latin America
• John L. Hammond (Hunter College – CUNY), "Internal and External Communication in the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement"
• Daniel Chávez (University of Virginia), "Taming the Revolution: the Televisual Nation and the Historical Telenovela"

1:30 – 2:30 Session III: Representations of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class in Latin American Media                                                                                                                   • Yeidy Rivero (Indiana University): "No Neutral Ground: The Displaced and Disparate Latin Voices of Nueba Yol (1996)"
• Roberto Arévalo (Artist in Residence, GSU), “Personal and Social Transformation
Through Documentary”

3:00 – 4:00 Session IV: Latin American Media and International Partnerships
• Mark Alleyne (Georgia State University), “The Latin American Global Diaspora
Broadcasting Model and the Economic Partnership Agreement: From Cultural
Imperialist to Neo-Liberal Discourses”
• William Nichols (Georgia State University), “Blurred Borders: Transnational Themes in Recent Spanish and Latin American Film”

4:15 – 5:15 Screening: Portraits of the Malecón, dir. Sheldon Schiffer
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Latino/a Studies
Co-Sponsored by: The Center for International Media Education & The Department of Modern and Classical Languages

For more information contact Dr. Leslie Marsh at or 404.413.5985.