This book explores the process of media development and democratization in Brazil from the end of the dictatorship in 1985 to today's market liberal press. Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil is intended for those interested in Latin American and Brazilian politics, history, and media, as well as for those concerned about the role of the press in democratic transitions and the limitations imposed upon them during the process of demoratization.
Carolina Matos is a part-time Lecturer at the Government Department, University of Essex, UK, researcher and a former Fellow in Political Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She obtained her PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmith College in January 2007. Matos has taught and researched in the UK at the University of East London (UEL), St. Mary's College at Twickenham, Goldsmith and the LSE. She has worked as a full time journalist in Brazil and the UK for many mainstream newspapers and international agencies including Reuters, Unesco, Folha de Sao Paulo, Tribuna da imprensa and Globo.com. Matos has an extensive knowledge in the field of Media and Politics. She has also authored two books on the subject. Her first book is Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil (2008), and her latest book is Media and Politics in Latin America (2012).