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Court Strikes Down Media Law

The Supreme Court of Mexico struck down the national “Televisa law,” which was enacted last year to give away bandwidth for television, Internet, and telephone services exclusively to two media giants, Televisa and TV Azteca, without bids or compensation to the government.  Lawmakers will now have to re-draft the law to allow competition. 

In making the ruling, Justice Olga Sanchez said, “The fact that the media is concentrated in a few hands distorts the right to information because it allows those in control of the media to manipulate, to mold public opinion.”