Thursday, June 21, 2012

The movement "I am 132". Services

Since movement "Yo soy 132" ("I am 132") was born, first with college students and now including citizens at large, one of the main requests was the democratization of the media. This week they made public a video titled "Luz132" ("#Light132") demonstrating some of the best known cases of information mishandling by the media; they projected it on the walls of Televisa's major building.

The closest and maybe clearest example of this manipulation is the campaign created around Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)'s candidate Enrique Peña Nieto's character to position him as the favorite Mexican presidential contender.

But the Yo soy 132 movement is not the only one complaining about the tampering; research conducted by foreign media agrees, and they even revealed documents related to the strategy used. Both the PRI and Televisa declined their association with said documents and even demanded an apology by "The Guardian", the accusing British paper.

Luz132 talks about the student massacre of 1968, oppression in 1971, the electoral fraud of 1988, the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio, and the violent procedures taken in Aguas Blancas and San Salvador Atenco to suffocate civil protests in 1995 and 2006 respectively.

Using audiovisual support, Yo soy 132 wants the Mexican public to question information given to them by the most official media since Televisa is not only a television network, but it also owns printed and virtual media.

On signs during the many protest marches through Mexican cities, the word "Televisa" appears constantly in various disapproving phrases.

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