The triumph of negative freedom: Chilean parliamentary discourse on freedom of expression

November 11, 2017

“Free market philosophy is notoriously blind to the fact that access to the market is heavily skewed by already existing inequalities in society”

Julian Petley, Censoring the World[1]

“The […] dread of the State as the primary power source has bred a myopia to private restraints on expression”

(Mis)Representation of Latinos in Media

May 1, 2017

It is no secret that the United States’ film and television industry has a diversity problem. Latinos make up 17% of the American population and 32% of frequent moviegoers, but are entirely underrepresented in film and TV.  In the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative's 2014 Report, Latinos made up only 4.9%  of the movie characters in the 100 top grossing films of 20131.  

Analyzing the Myths of Child Prostitution in Brazil

October 11, 2016

Last March, after reading several online articles about the expected increase in prostitution and human trafficking in relation to the World Cup in Brazil, I decided to research the issue of child prostitution. Although I expected this to be a complex issue, I did not realize how many challenges and myths I would encounter while researching the topic.

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