Participants will analyze corporate media and revolutionary alternatives to them in the region
Bolivia has begun hosting a two-day seminar to discuss the future of alternative media and attacks by corporate conglomerates against socialist governments in Latin America.
The debate will begin by analyzing media attacks against Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Bolivian President Evo Morales.
Scholars and journalists from the region will also participate, including Argentine political scientist Atilio Boron and Bolivian lawyer and journalist Hugo Moldiz.
It will also include presentations by teleSUR director Patricia Villegas and CubaDebate director Randy Alonso.
"Our objective is to contribute to rethinking the communication issue from our progressive processes, aware of its importance for the construction of a leftist, popular and revolutionary political project," the organizers said in a statement.
The meeting is organized by the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity and local social organizations, such as as Generacion Evo, Azules del Oriente and Columna Sur.
The seminar, the second of its kind in Bolivia, will be held for two days. The first session will be held in the capital city of La Paz and the second in the city of Santa Cruz.
Last year, Santa Cruz held a similar event called "Latin America in Dispute: Challenges for the Left."
The panelists will also refer to the role of alternative media, public broadcasters and community radios in the region.