The White Paper on Educational and Cultural Television , edited by Gedisa, is the first publication of this kind that brings together a group of television stations that operate in Latin America.
The book presents a provisional and partial path in recent decades by television stations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay, Venezuela. The book describes the origin, context and the current state of educational and cultural television-TEC-in those countries.
The text offers a complete and rigorous view on media literacy, inspired by the results of more extensive and recent research conducted by the authors on behalf of the European Commission in 27 EU countries. All the most important aspects of this discipline are included: components, definitions, dimensions, objectives, programs, historical evolution, and others.
The book also the background and future prospective of media literacy in Europe are presented, together with the emerging guidelines and recommendations of international experts with the purpose of pointing out the priorities to undertake concrete initiatives.
Editors: Ulla Carlsson, Samy Tayie, Geneviève Jacquinot-Delaunay, José Manuel Pérez Tornero Nordicom, 2008, 272 p. - ISBN 978-91-89471-56-6, (Reports Clearinghouse). Although media, digital and information divides do exist in the world, more and more people have access to a steadily swelling flow of material through many new channels. An interactive and mobile media society has grown up alongside the traditional mass media society. Passive media consumers are becoming active media producers. In the midst of these developments are children and youth.