Transparency and public information in Ecuadorian television corporations: The case of Ecuavisa and TC Televisión

Paulo Carlos López-López, Carmelo Márquez-Domínguez, Pedro Molina Rodríguez-Navas, Yalitza Therly Ramos-Gil

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    Abstract

    © 2018, University of La Laguna. All rights reserved. Introduction: This research article presents the results of the application of 62 indicators of transparency and access to public information to two Ecuadorian television corporations. Methods: The study uses a purpose-created panel of indicators divided into five blocks, following the method developed by the Infoparticipa project, for the analysis of the websites of Ecuavisa and TC Televisión. The results of the evaluation of the level of transparency of these corporations is available in the Infometro section of the online platform www.mapainfoparticipa.com. Results: The selected media companies are not very transparent: the lowest scores were obtained in the identification of senior executives and the management of collective resources, while the highest scores were obtained in the area of information for participation. Discussion and conclusions: These types of organisations do not comply with the indicators of access to public information and transparency, despite having a broad regulatory development. These corporations do not disclose basic data and the information they do publish is often unclear, insufficient and inaccessible.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1307-1332
    JournalRevista Latina de Comunicacion Social
    Volume73
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

    Keywords

    • Accountability
    • Management
    • Political communication
    • Public information
    • Television
    • Transparency

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