New Rules For The The Mexican Media
In a country torn by violence and chaos, there is some order.
The Cartel war rolls on. The police are either corrupt or way under equipped. The government is almost powerless. There are no rules … well almost none. Thankfully, the Mexican media have pulled together and set rules for reporting everything.
We in the news media should condemn and reject the violence arising from organized crime,” the agreement said. It also vowed to “ignore and reject any information coming from criminal groups with the purpose of propaganda.”
Another clause says journalists “should avoid (using) the language and terminology used by criminals,” and pledges “as news media, we should not publish information that places at risk the viability of actions and raids against organized crime, or place at risk the lives of those who fight it, or their families.”