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Peru - Mapping Digital Media

Peru - Mapping Digital Media

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The process of digitization is still in its early stages in Peru, where the transition to digital terrestrial television (DTT) will not be finalized until 2024 and the impact of online communication, though growing, is still limited.

Television and radio remain the most important media platforms and the main tools to access news in Peru. The internet has not caused a noticeable change in the way news is consumed—though it has become the second most trusted source of news, after radio and before television. At least part of the reason for this is the low broadband penetration—lower than in other countries in the region. A significant portion of internet access takes place through public access points.

Also, the general framework of policies, laws, and regulations does not meet the challenges of digitization in Peru. The Master Plan for the Implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television was adopted in 2010 as a Supreme Decree, without debate in Congress. The Radio and Television Law of 2004, the first law of its kind in the country, has been repeatedly amended. While there is constant work being done to improve the legislation, there is still much to do if Peru is to reap the full benefits of digitization.

The process of digitization is still in its early stages in Peru, where the transition to digital terrestrial television (DTT) will not be finalized until 2024 and the impact of online communication, though growing, is still limited.

Television and radio remain the most important media platforms and the main tools to access news in Peru. The internet has not caused a noticeable change in the way news is consumed—though it has become the second most trusted source of news, after radio and before television. At least part of the reason for this is the low broadband penetration—lower than in other countries in the region. A significant portion of internet access takes place through public access points.

Also, the general framework of policies, laws, and regulations does not meet the challenges of digitization in Peru. The Master Plan for the Implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television was adopted in 2010 as a Supreme Decree, without debate in Congress. The Radio and Television Law of 2004, the first law of its kind in the country, has been repeatedly amended. While there is constant work being done to improve the legislation, there is still much to do if Peru is to reap the full benefits of digitization.

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PERU
COUNTRY REPORT 
MAPPING DIGITAL MEDIA:
 
Mapping Digital Media:Peru
A REPORT BY THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
WRITTEN BY
Úrsula Freundt-Thurne (lead reporter)César Pita, María José Ampuero (reporters)
EDITED BY
Marius Dragomir and Mark Thompson (Open Society Media Program editors)Fernando Bermejo (Regional editor)
EDITORIAL COMMISSION
Yuen-Ying Chan, Christian S. Nissen, Dusˇan Reljic´, Russell Southwood,Michael Starks, Damian TambiniThe Editorial Commission is an advisory body. Its members are not responsiblefor the information or assessments contained in the Mapping Digital Media texts
OPEN SOCIETY MEDIA PROGRAM TEAM
Meijinder Kaur, program assistant; Morris Lipson, senior legal advisor;and Gordana Jankovic, director
OPEN SOCIETY INFORMATION PROGRAM TEAM
Vera Franz, senior program manager; Darius Cuplinskas, director
31 August 2012
 
MAPPING DIGITAL MEDIA PERU2
Contents
Mapping Digital Media ..................................................................................................................... 4Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................... 6Context ............................................................................................................................................. 8Social Indicators ................................................................................................................................ 9Economic Indicators ......................................................................................................................... 111. Media Consumption: Te Digital Factor ................................................................................... 121.1 Digital ake-up ................................................................................................................. 121.2 Media Preferences ............................................................................................................. 161.3 News Providers ................................................................................................................. 201.4 Assessments ...................................................................................................................... 252. Digital Media and Public or State-administered Broadcasters .................................................... 272.1 Public Service and State Institutions ................................................................................. 272.2 Public Service Provision .................................................................................................... 302.3 Assessments ...................................................................................................................... 333. Digital Media and Society ......................................................................................................... 343.1 User-Generated Content (UGC) ...................................................................................... 343.2 Digital Activism ................................................................................................................ 383.3 Assessments ...................................................................................................................... 41

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