Monday, January 6, 2020

Mexicos Current Electronic Media - 1468 Words

(†¦) Most dangerous country in the western hemisphere for the media, as the reporter without borders describes Mexico (Mexico Profile - Media). Due to the increase of deaths among reporters it becomes a risk to gather news for Mexican citizens. However, the growth of media continues to increase throughout Mexico. Despite the number of deaths among reporters media is still prominent in the country. Mexico s mass media is similar to the United States in most ways. In contrast to the U.S., Mexico s government has control and influence on the media that s broadcasted. To better understand the past and future development of Mexico s mass media, this paper will outline the historical expansion of Mexico’s Media, Mexico’s current†¦show more content†¦Being the country with the second highest number of Catholics--Mexican citizens remain hopeful. From 1929 to 1980, Mexico held the longest-ruling party in the world called the Partido Revolutionario Institutional (PRI), or the Institutional Revolutionary Party. The PRI dominated the political institutions in Mexico. It was a party that included all significant figures in the national and local politics. The PRI funded the media during its time in power, and enabled them to control what was being said and presented about the Mexican government. Resources say that the PRI would spy on the journalists using the national intelligence agency (Hallin 87). The lack of professionalism and higher education also hindered the opportunity for journalists to be seen as respectable and credible to the public. In the 1950’s, Televisa, the first Latin American television network was created and funded by the PRI. Televisa continues to be the largest television network in Latin America today; however, due to its ties with the PRI during the 1950’s, Televisa is still seen as a gov ernment affiliated network. In Daniel C. Hallin’s article, â€Å"Media, Political Power and Democratization in Mexico,† he goes into further detail on how Televisa openly supported PRI during the electoral campaign. In 1988, the ruling party [PRI] faced its toughest competitor, Cuatemoc Cardenas Solorzano, from the small leftist party. During the electoral race, Televisa devoted 80% to the

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