Culture of Collusion: An inside Look at the Mexican Press / Edition 1

Culture of Collusion: An inside Look at the Mexican Press / Edition 1

by William A. Jr. Orme
     
 

ISBN-10: 1574540122

ISBN-13: 9781574540123

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: University of Miami, North/South Center Press

Few outsiders are fully aware of the complex relationship between the ostensibly independent news media in Mexico and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party - a relationship that has been sustained by subsidies, bribery, fear of violence, and mutual political convenience. Leading Mexican and U.S. journalists examine this "culture of collusion" and portray how…  See more details below

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Few outsiders are fully aware of the complex relationship between the ostensibly independent news media in Mexico and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party - a relationship that has been sustained by subsidies, bribery, fear of violence, and mutual political convenience. Leading Mexican and U.S. journalists examine this "culture of collusion" and portray how it is only now beginning to change. This groundbreaking collection of analytical essays features frank, first-hand accounts of overt subsidies, payoffs, and news-as-advertising budgets that keep most Mexican dailies dependent on government support; pressures on Mexican journalists covering the Chiapas uprising, political assassinations, and the presidential campaign of 1994: and changing methods of government coercion and co-opting of the news media before and after the Salinas administration. The authors also explore the financial and political interests of the strong-willed government loyalist who controls Mexican television news and the growing Mexican influence on Spanish-language news broadcasting in the United States. The outgrowth of a two-year investigative project by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), this study reveals a disturbing pattern of violence against journalists outside the capital city and includes brief CPJ case histories of eleven Mexican reporters who were murdered in mysterious circumstances over the past ten years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574540123
Publisher:
University of Miami, North/South Center Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Overview: From Collusion to Confrontation1
Ch. 1A Culture of Collusion: The Ties That Bind the Press and the PRI21
Ch. 2Trial by Fire: The Chiapas Revolt, the Colosio Assassination and the Mexican Press in 199433
Ch. 3La Gacetilla: How Advertising Masquerades as News41
Ch. 4Sound Bites and Soap Operas: How Mexican Television Reported the 1994 Presidential Elections49
Ch. 5The Eye of the Tiger: Emilio Azcarraga and the Televisa Empire59
Ch. 6Televisa North: Spanish-Language News in the United States71
Ch. 7Balancing Act: Surviving as a Television Reporter in Mexico89
Ch. 8From Intimidation to Assassination: Silencing the Press97
Ch. 9Mexican News and American Diplomacy: U.S. State Department Monitoring of Press Freedom Violations in Mexico109
Ch. 10The Measure of Violence: Problems in Documentation121
Ch. 11Limits to Apertura: Prospects for Press Freedom in the New Free-Market Mexico131
AppendixMexican Journalists Murdered in the Line of Duty Between 1984 and 1995141

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