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Mexican media system
Transcript of Mexican media system
Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) rule
Televisa monopoly on media
TV Azteca in competition with Televisa Mexican Drug War and Self-censorship Journalists engage in self-censorship
Severe punishments such as threats to families, death, etc.
Punishments are viewed by other journalists as an example to not follow one another Partido Revolucionario Institucional Often bribed media with payments to support the PRI
Any media known to criticize the PRI would not make it to media outlets
Televisa supported the PRI which received much controversy Televisa Media Comglomerate Owned by the Azcarraga family
Held a monopoly on media
Openly supported the PRI
Known to take bribes from the political party TV Azteca Granted a broadcasting license to compete with Televisa
Promoted media on all political parties
Televisa began to follow the trend which further supports that they take bribes 1,436 radio stations
236 television stations
16.233 million internet hosts
31.02 million internet users
10 newspapers with national circulation Media is financed partially by the government
Assumed that government subsidies are granted to media to exaggerate stories (such as making a political party seem more glorified)
Private radio and TV financed by advertising
Public TV financed by government
Government sometimes finances through subsidies in order to promote news or ads on TV or radio if it is in the audience's best interest Governed by one party rule for 71 years. Moved from agricultural to industrial nation Joined NAFTA in 1994
Spotlighted by a current struggle against drug dealers All forms of media are used to cover the news in Mexico
News that is deemed relevant and liable to be continued is promoted News Coverage News that is seen as too graphic or irrelevant is left out of most media sources such as newspapers or TV. While the country may have a few official news websites certain stories can still be provided on websites outside of traditional providers. I.E. Social Media or Blogs * The constitution of 1917 guarantees freedom of press.
* However, there are many unwritten regulations made by the government.
* Journalists are expected to respect the image of the president and other high-level government officials.
* Government politics may be criticized, not individuals. political media system * Television is highly biased toward the ruling party.
* Most newspapers receive funds from the government.
* All commercial stations are financed by advertising but must provide 12 percent of broadcasting time for government use. * Mexico has a much lower terrestrial broadcast penetration out of the eight countries at 70.5 percent.
* The radio market is very large, with around 1,400 local and regional stations and several major station-owning groups.
*One of Latin America's biggest internet markets. There were nearly 35 million internet users by the end of 2010 - a 30% penetration rate. Media Accessibility * Facebook is the most popular social network.
* almost all households (approximately 98 percent) in 2003 had at least one television set.
* However, cable and satellite accessibility is mostly in bigger cities such Mexico city, Guadalarjara and Monterey. * Most newspapers in Mexico provide heavy coverage of politics, current events, the economy, religion and sports.
*Citizens can criticize the government's politics.
* There are radio shows that gives citizens the chance to express their opinion about political and social issues. * There are different kinds of channels such as educational, documentary and discussion programs.
*Mexico also has many soap opera shows which is known as telenovelas that can be seen on several channels at almost all times of the day. Fitting the needs Exposes Corruption ( To a point) Supports Democratic Behavior Promotes the Government Allows for public input and criticism Checks and Balances in Mexican Government
A more balanced government would be able to support a more free media system
Improving aspects of the country (I.E. Removing Corruption/ Improving Economy) Would greatly impact media system Chris Chris Tiffany Tiffany Ali Ali Tiffany Ali Tiffany Tiffany Tiffany ALi Chris