The Latin American Television Channels Forum is a space DocMontevideo has opened for dialogue and debate among the participating television channels about some of their most important concerns, and it is very up to date.
In the course of its four editions, the Forum has discussed and shared knowledge about the path towards promoting co-productions between public and independent television channels in Latin America (2009); different regulation proposals and experiences to secure the exercise of citizens’ rights in the world of television and the role of the State in such regulation (2010); digital convergence and the challenges it presents and multi-platform production (2011); and the development of interactive modalities in digital television, with particular emphasis on tools for producing educational material (2012).
Each of the editions of the Forum has resulted in a publication containing everything that was discussed in the work sessions. These publications have been possible thanks to support from the Department of Creative Industries (DICREA) of the National Culture Board (DNC) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC), and they constitute an important contribution towards promoting in-depth critical reflection of the matters discussed. In addition they have enabled the Forum to extend its scope and allow the greatest number of citizens possible to take part.
The publications are distributed free of charge and they are available on spanish here and in our Publications section.
The Television Channels Forum is co-organized by the National Telecommunications and Audiovisual Communications Board (DINATEL) of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), and has been supported by UNESCO.