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- DescriptionIn this concise and detailed work, Salim Lamrani addresses questions of media concentration and corporate bias by examining a perennially controversial topic: Cuba. Lamrani argues that the tiny island nation is forced to contend t only with ecomic isolation and a U.S. blockade, but with misleading or downright hostile media coverage. He takes as his case study El Pais, the most widely distributed Spanish daily. El Pais (a property of Grupo Prisa, the largest Spanish media conglomerate), has editions aimed at Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., making it a global opinion leader. Lamrani wades through a swamp of reporting and uses the paper as an example of how media conglomerates distort and misrepresent life in Cuba and the activities of its government. By focusing on eight key areas, including human development, internal opposition, and migration, Lamrani shows how the media systematically shapes our understanding of Cuban reality. This book, with a preface by Eduardo Galea, provides an alternative view, combining a scholar's eye for complexity with a journalist's hunger for the facts.
- Author BiographySalim Lamrani is Docteur es Etudes Iberiques et Latino-americaines at the University of Paris- Sorbonne Paris IV, and associate professor at the University of La Reunion. As a widely published French journalist, he specializes in Cuban-American relations. He is the author of The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade.
- Author(s)Salim Lamrani
- PublisherMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication10/01/2015
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight327 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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