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Mexico: Community Media Advocates Call For Policy Reforms

category international | consumer issues | other press author Monday July 16, 2007 20:20author by Linker Report this post to the editors

Changes in Law demanded

Community media advocates are demanding that Mexico's congress proceed with major
reforms to the Federal Law on Radio and television that would allow for diversity in the
medium. This is spearheaded by Article 19 , the National Centre for Social Communications
(CENCOS) and AMARC Assoc.of Community Radio Broadcasters and IFEX , International
Freedom of Expression eXchange.
Indymedia Oaxaca who with Radio Universidad Offered Resistance
Indymedia Oaxaca who with Radio Universidad Offered Resistance

In June 2007 the Mexican Supreme court stated that federal Law on Radio and TV, passed in March
2006 violates the constitution and principles of equity, competition and democratisation of the
broadcasting spectrum of the country.

Sources;-

Joint Action;- Cencos, AMARC and ARTICLE 19 call on congress to amend the media Law, facilitate emergence and survival of community media

http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/84388

Media Mexico:- Broadcasting Law to face supreme court challenge from inter press

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38069

Three IFEX members call for democratic community media laws

http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/84425

author by radioheadpublication date Tue Jul 17, 2007 20:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors



http://chiapas.indymedia.org

Nueva Agresion en Oaxaca ;- La Guelaguetza Poplar de Oaxaca en Medio del Cerco Policiaco.

The Oaxaca repressions have been covered consistently by Indymedia (Chiapas/Mexico/NYC)
The components of the Protests were APPO , Radio Universidad and IMC/NarcoNews.

These are local radio network links (en espagnol):-

http://radioplanton.net
http://chiapas.indymedia.org
http://www.noticias-oax.com.mx

http://www.amarc.org is an independent radio network that is involved in the maintenance
of non-commercial free expression and a contributor to the report mentioned in the
article above.

The women's section is at link:-
http://win.amarc.org/index.phph?p=home&I=en
http://www.isiswomen.org has links to the filipino radio network and women run media
channels.

[Yesterday Denis O Brien reached 45% saturation point with the ownership of commercial
radio outlets countrywide and in the capital, this displays a quite interesting gap in the market
for those not swayed by the BCI ownership issue of our communications infrastructure]

Local Coverage
Local Coverage

author by Radioheadpublication date Wed Jul 18, 2007 20:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

17 de Julio, el Conflicto en Oaxaca Sigue Vigente- Urgente LLamado a La Accion
Solidaria Nacional & Internacional por Oaxaca.

http://cml.vientos.info/node/9955

[also http://www.indymedia.org.uk

author by Radioheadpublication date Sat Jul 21, 2007 20:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors


http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/07/376694.html

Solidarity!

{BTW , the Irish tourist Board still promotes Oaxaca as a charming neo-colonial town
Irish people who travel there and give money to the businesses have blood on their hands}

 
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