The Observatory for Media Pluralism ( is a digital platform open to citizens, journalists, policymakers, politicians, and researchers interested in the relations between mass media, democracy, and public knowledge. The aims of this initiative are to study and to promote media pluralism as a democratic value from a Latin-American perspective.

Coordinated by Carlota González Aparicio. Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To monitor the journalistic and academic content about media pluralism. The activities of monitoring consist of registering information from different digital media and websites. The bilingual search (Spanish and English) includes resources such as data, news, and different publications.
  • To investigate media around the world using interdisciplinary methods. Different publications are systematized in order to facilitate the open access to knowledge about media pluralism.
  • To promote the creation of national monitors of media pluralism in the countries characterized by low levels of democratic features in relation to journalism, media system, and public opinion. In the first stage of the project, our emphasis is focused on Latin America, especially Chile.

Adjunct Researchers

Nicolás del Valle Orellana. Director of the Media Pluralism Research Program IIPSS (Berlín, Alemania)

Bastián Fernández. Journalist fo the Media Pluralism Observatory IIPSS (Berlín, Alemania)

Bastián González-Bustamante. Adjunct Professor and Research Associate at University of Santiago of Chile (Santiago, Chile)