Welcome to the FOCAL archive
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.
|Mapping the Media in the Americas|
The media play an increasingly important role in democratic societies in the Americas, yet the ownership of media outlets is often little known.
FOCAL's Mapping the Media in the Americas project provided interactive, online maps of media ownership in 12 countries in the Americas alongside data on election results, political finance and demographics. Maps of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay were created.
The Mapping the Media in the Americas project was launched in 2004 to foster transparency around the role and connection of media and democracy and provide information that would facilitate further research and investigation. It concluded in 2007, with institutions in Canada and Latin America adopting the maps to ensure they are updated and remain useful tools for analysts and policy-makers. FOCAL worked with the Latin American Research Centre of the University of Calgary and the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) on this project.
A GIS Broadcast Coverage Prediction Model for Transmitted FM Radio Waves in Peru
The Development of Barriadas & Access to Medical Services in Lima, Peru
Example of Mapping Analysis: Canada
Mapping the Media: How-To Manual No. 2: Temporal Analysis
Mapping the Media: How-To Manual No. 1: Visual and Overlay Analysis
Mapping the Media: Publicity Flyer
Mapping the Media in the Americas: A Tool for Exploring Media and Democracy