Positive and Negative Issues of Journalism in Mexico

By Alexander Backman  | July 22, 2017

I was tasked in writing an essay for my journalism specialization course at Michigan University in the class that relates to issues that journalists face in their reporting activities. As you can imagine, in Mexico, sadly, it is not hard at all to talk about things that pose a threat to journalists in their line of work. But also, there are some issues that counter these bleak grievances and make the job of informing rewarding and fulfilling. I want to balance these two aspects in this essay. So, here it goes.

With respect on the future of journalism in my country, the future is bleak as it is becoming ever-so dangerous to reports the facts as events transpire. This is the first key issue that greatly concerns me.

As many abroad have learned, Mexico is currently living the worst security crisis in history with the full-scale criminal insurgency which has undermined the capability of its Government to deal with such a threat from the ever-growing transnational drug cartels and their well-established networks and bases of operations in different parts of the country. This exponential growth has provided them with an inordinate level of power. It is true, this problem is not new and has lurked as a demon in the shadows of the Mexican state since the 80s. But now, almost 40 years later, Mexico has not only become a second Colombia, it has transformed into a safe-haven for criminal empires to thrive and corrupt the entire government system, while at the same time operating under a veil of total impunity and secrecy. This now endemic problem has gotten to the point where journalists cannot report on these issues freely at a local and state level for fear of being killed. It is amazing still, that in the first six months of 2017 out of the 18 journalists that have been killed, nine are from Mexico, according to a report from PRESS EMBLEM CAMPAIGN. Journalism is being stifled due to this threat.

A second negative issue that needs attention in the media is poverty. Almost half of Mexicans live in extreme poverty. This situation has almost zero coverage by the mainstream Government-influenced media. And with it, a terrible lack of education of most of its inhabitants. This mix of lack of food, housing, jobs and education creates a great opportunity for the criminal organizations to prey on and hire peasants to do their bidding in the cartels. In a way, all these issues are noticeably intertwined, while ignorance and apathy are king and queen, the media rarely delves deeper into this social and dysfunctional abnormality.

But when it comes to the media, since half of Mexicans live in total and abject poverty, one has to ponder, do they read a newspaper? Do they have access to a tablet and the Internet? Do they read at all?

Yes, this affects journalism. How? Well, if we think about it, this means that 60 million potential viewers are not watching the news, they are not reading and following tweets, they are not being informed. Also, how can a journalist adapt to these deficiencies and at the same time inform the masses outside of the mainstream media or major communication outlets? One solution could be delivering the news visually instead of in writing and making the Internet available to all citizens on a zero budget so they can get in touch with reality and not be brainwashed by political action committees from the far left in the south of the Country where most of them live.

My third not-so positive issue which the media is not reporting on for fear of being threatened or have their ad revenue pulled altogether, and that is how Big Corporations have de facto taken control of what is being lightly reported on and spun and sugarcoated to the masses because it affects their sales and therefore their profit margins. Coca Cola is one of these unstoppable businesses that have total control of the media for one simple reason, they advertise everywhere! And if anything negative is reported about them, where they are mentioned or questioned directly, like, for example, why Mexico is the #1 country worldwide with child-diabetes, and also why Mexico is # 1 in child-obesity, again at a global scale, this is mentioned but no names are mentioned. When one questions who or what might be the source of this out-of-control problem. The logical answer would be the sugar intake that Mexican children are getting, and where this extreme consumption of sugar is coming from. Not only Coca Cola, there are many companies that have a lot invested in people consuming their products without any interest of even reading the labels to check what ingredients they are putting into their bodies, let alone their children’s bodies. So, here again we can see how ignorance, apathy and poverty makes this only worse. It is a vicious cycle, and reporters do not report on it because of pressure from their bosses or from the Government itself who in turn is getting its ears pulled by Big C.

Albeit, as dark and somber journalism in Mexico might seem, there are other areas where journalism is thriving. Despite the negative issues that seem to have overtaken Mexico and given it a terrible image worldwide affecting its tourist sector, Mexico is well-covered as well by the media with regard to its culture, its food and its historical heritage. After all, much of what Mexico has to offer to the world comes from archaeological landmarks from the Mesoamerican empires and how easy it is to still visit these places and have fun. A lot of reporting by journalists is being done about this on a constant basis. Whether it be a recent archaeological dig about the discovery that the Aztecs had human-sacrifice towers of women and children erected around their ‘juego de la pelota’ ball courts in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, or that an underground river was found gushing water under the ever famous pyramid of Pakaal in Palenque Chiapas, all these reports in the media not only shed light of Mexico´s history, they also attract a lot of people to visit these places as well. It promotes tourism and allows journalists to write about it and they get to travel. After all, who is not up to visiting the second biggest pyramid in the world at only 40 minutes away from Mexico City and seeing the ‘Tzompantli’ (skull rack towers) as they are being unearthed in the heart of the city? Graphic reporters are taking great images of these places as well and enriching the reports that we read.

A second positive aspect of journalism in Mexico is that to overcome the state-influenced media moguls in Mexico, the sector of independent citizen journalists sprang up along with the Internet revolution. In a country rife in corruption, citizens took to it and took advantage of the available social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and other blog sites to report what was not being said in the nightly news. In turn, this created a Government crackdown on dissidents who turned into journalists and who started to become a threat to the information control system. Journalists disappeared, were intimidated to not report on anything ever again. So, now, there is the average citizen journalist, but Mexicans who still report, know there are limits to what is being reported and how much of it should be known. So, freedom of speech is not absolutely 100% guaranteed in Mexico as one would expect, but at least self-censorship allows journalists to still report while, at the same time, be very careful not to step on the sharp-edged claws of the Mexican Media Masters and its members.

In conclusion, in troublesome countries where ‘La Libertad de Prensa’ does not exist, self-control and a decent dose of common sense of what to report and how might extend your livelihood in times of conflict and division as ‘periodista’.

P.S. I wrote this last paragraph as a series of bullets were fired in the distance close to where I am.


 

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The Anonymous Vendetta Destroying Truth & Cloaking the Hidden Respecter of Persons

A must read post on STEVE QUAYLE and Co.

Tracking The Leopard Meroz

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 2 Timothy 3:8

I have been pondering the documented words of Steve Quayle as evidenced by the screenshot below which is taken from John Little’s OmegaShock post dated January 12, 2017.john-little-4-2The lady causing all the trouble which was referred to in the subject line of this email is Barbara Frieseman, who on August 24, 2015 had filed a web complaint assigned number 2015-cp08241600333 with the Michigan Attorney General’s Department of Consumer Protection.  I was rereading the file of correspondence in connection with this complaint, and one of the final comments by Barbara asked, Why does a 68-year-old disabled woman have to police abuses of interstate commerce and lies herself?  I do not have the $20,000 that I was quoted by a lawyer to even start a case.  The seller has…

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DR PRESTON BAILEY INTERVIEW

ALEXANDER BACKMAN interviews DR. PRESTON T BAILEY PhD for the 1st time ever! English Only Version.

Get his must-read book Spiritual Warfare, Defeating the Forces of Darkness at his site http://spiritualwarfarecenter.com

Also visit thebridemovement.com for other interviews and prayers spiritually-tailored by Dr. Bailey himself.

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PLANET X ALERT: OCEANS RISING ALL AROUND THE WORLD

More lies out of THE ESTABLISHMENT in order to cover up the obvious and imminent earth changes already underway due to PLANET X.

 

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POTUS’ SAN BERNARDINO SPEECH, He Forgot!

My uncut and raw live analysis of the teleprompted speech by POTUS before the American people and the world on the heinous attack in San Bernardino that took the lives of 14 Christians and Jews at the Inland Regional Center on December 2nd, 2015. The very fact that they were Christian and Jews and POTUS forgot speaks volumes of what his true intentions and agenda has been all along as a very-well placed asset for the invasive force that has overtaken The United States.

MY ENCOUNTER WITH A RADICAL

Dec 5, 2105, Description of what transpired. All I can say was…. that was a close call we had today!  They are here. They are here now! And while this was happening to us, in the London Underground, another JV sympathizer decided to go berserk and slit an innocent man’s throat!

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Sun Dogs and Planet X Debunked

MELISSA HUFFMAN’S PLANET X VIDEO GETS DEBUNKED

(Nov 5 2015-†) Mexican investigative journalist for Conciencia Radio, Alexander Backman, elaborates on the phenomenon he recorded on video for CRTV over the skies of Tijuana, Mexico recently on October 25 while under, yet another, unmistakable and undeniable, heavy aerosol spraying attack with chemtrails,  where, at the same time, what appeared to be two rainbow-colored sky , which in reality, form part of a solar and optical phenomenon known as “Sun Dogs”.  In other words, we managed to understand and successfully explain what we caught on camera.

Moreover, Alexander Backman shows why the supposed video o the now infamous ‘Planet X’ by Melissa Huffman (link below) that has gone viral and retransmitted by mass media, including The Daily Mail of London, in recent weeks is not Planet X at all nor anything that resembles it.

Once again, Conciencia Radio’s leading investigative journalist  puts this and other Planet X videos that claim to have filmed or photographed Planet X close to the sun and labels them as total fakes or false in their assumptions: BE ADVISED! THEY ARE NOT PLANET X.

Finally, we prove, through a series of never published before images, how, with any digital video or photographic camera, any one person can film or photograph Planet X near the setting sun  and make a fraudulent video with minimal effort.

We are still waiting for the ominous arrival of Planet X.

This same video was also recorded in Spanish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYEECSR-5U
Images and Videos used:
What is this ?#planet?#reddwarf?#NIbiru?, Melissa Hufmann © 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rw5-X8CNaU

Stunning Dog Sun Time-lapse Over South Florida, Jeff Gammons © 2013
http://stormvisuals.com/florida-weather/2013/3/15/stunning-sun-dog-timelapse-video-over-south-florida.html

Strange Object Filmed In Florida Sky Some Are Calling Proof Of Planet X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8msFnvPtcg

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ALTMEDIA SCAMS EXPOSED, STEVE QUAYLE, JIM GARROW, KESHE, BUSTED! WAYNE SIMMONS ET AL.

A video by me, Alexander Backman, It appears all the big names in the PseudoChristian ALTMEDIA circuit are all in on it. There is a very well organized circle of friends that go by THE WATCHMEN ON THE WALL who are nothing but frauds, scam artists and con men. Through FEAR and LIES, DOOM and GLOOM they entice a gullible and naive audience and rope them into their CULT and, for those in-the-know, they are admitted into their WITCH COVEN. They call themselves Christian but are not. They have been exposed by me and other journalists like Marinka Peschmann, whom they have threatened, as well as my person, if we do not stop exposing these charlatans and thieves. They need to be investigated by the authorities for possible criminal and fraudulent activity.

See all relevant links below. Law enforcement -FBI, CIA, DOJ, IRS etc- as well as other bodies should be looking into this.

This is only a partial list:
STEVE QUAYLE
DOUGLAS HAGMANN
JIM GARROW
MEHRAN TAVAKOLI KESHE
RICK WILES

IMPORTANT LINKS SUBSTANTIATING MY CLAIMS

Steve Quayle Exposed promoting False Messiah on his own Website!
http://www.stevequayle.com/

quayle keshe lie

Full Page Spread

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Keshe Warns of ‘MEGA QUAKE’ That Will Split Two Continents In Half!!
Video and False Claims by Keshe which Quayle promotes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc7622sFPMU

Transcript of Keshe’s Video that Steve Quayle promotes:
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=28196

EVIDENCE Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, the man promoted by Steve Quayle, announces he is Messiah
http://pesn.com/2014/04/20/9602473_Mehran-Tavakoli-Keshe_Announces_He-is-Messiah/

SIGNED PDF WHERE KESHE SAYS IN HIS OWN WORDS THAT HE IS JESUS CHRIST
http://pesn.com/2014/04/20/9602473_Mehran-Tavakoli-Keshe_Announces_He-is-Messiah/Letter-of-Mehran-Tavakoli-Keshe–18.4.2014.PDF

Keshe Bio: http://www.keshefoundation.org/introduction/mehran-tavakoli-keshe/68-mehran-tavakoli-keshe-en

QUOTE “We expect earthquakes between 10 to 16 and in one occasion 20 to 24 Richter scale when the snapping happens. The position with this is that most of the Mexico and the Mexican Gulf will be hit with huge tsunamis.” – Dr. Keshe

Keshe Bio: http://www.keshefoundation.org/introduction/mehran-tavakoli-keshe/68-mehran-tavakoli-keshe-en

KESHE, ANOTHER SCAM ARTISTS EXPOSED!
http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?121246-Keshe-Foundation-scam

Pete Santilli: Have You Been Ripped Off By Steve Quayle? Many People Say They’ve Lost Thousands!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqdPtCbFBv4

Wayne Simmons CIA Usurper Arrested by FBI:
Feds Say Fox News’ Favorite CIA Source Is a Total Fraud
http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/10/wayne-simmons-cia-arrested-fox-news

Woodlands man pleads guilty to posing as CIA agent
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Woodlands-man-pleads-guilty-to-impersonating-CIA-4412372.php
UPDATE: … JIM GARROW: MASTER CONMAN AND DECEIVER EXPOSED!

Jim Garrow should be arrested just like Wayne Simmons and Paul Alan White were just recently for usurping positions or saying the are or were CIA workers when they are not nor have ever been. The Evidence on Garrow is clear and can be found in this post I wrote:

https://alexanderbackman.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/update-isis-terrorist-threats-us-economy-collapse-in-sep-2015-and-jim-garrow-master-conman-and-deceiver-exposed/

WHO IS JIM GARROW? He is a frequent guest on Alex Jones, Dave Hodges and the Hagmanns

Learn the Dirty Details he does not want scrutinized here:
http://leavingalexjonestown.blogspot.com/2014/06/who-is-jim-garrow.html

JIM GARROW FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=917718911577602&id=390503827632449

FAKE DIPLOMA MILL from where JIM GARROW GOT HIS FAKE Ph.D.
http://www.ncctonline.com/doctoral-program

DOUGLAS HAGMANN THREATENS MEXICAN JOURNALIST, ONLY CONDEMNING HIMSELF AND HIS SPONSORS ON LIVE ‘CHRISTIAN’ ALTERNATIVE MEDIA SHOW
Douglas Hagmann issues ‘cryptic’ comment on his show and relays Steve Quayle’s petition, while on-air, requesting support or intentions to hire a retired Navy Seal Officer, Army Ranger or member of the Special Ops community to contact him over an urgent matter.
https://alexanderbackman.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/douglas-hagmann-threatens-mexican-journalist-only-condemning-himself-and-his-sponsors-on-live-christian-alternative-media-show/

Related: Full link to the show in question:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2015/02/14/the-hagmann-hagmann-report

The Steve Quayle, Tom Horn, Rick Wiles Deception:
http://alexanderbackman.com/steve_quayle_tom_horn_rick_wiles_deception.asp

Steve Quayle Ignorantly Errs again and Accuses Mexican Journalist of Slander
http://alexanderbackman.com/steve_quayle_accuses_alexander_backman_of_slander.htm

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Is Nuclear Terror Next? ISIS buying fissionable materials for bombs from Communist hardliners

COMMENT: Just like I warned repeatedly since December 2013, and in a YouTube video 2 weeks before the Nuclear Summit, in my dream/vision of The Newark Airport event (see here), it appears that all is aligning into place. Lamentably, little can be done with a porous border and an Usurper In Chief who has taken over the Highest Office in the Land. No wonder Obama has nightmares of such scenarios.

Same goes with the still missing Malaysia Airliner and the other 12 Airbus jetliners that ISIS has when they stole them from Lybia. The clock is ticking and fast-approaching to nuclear terror.-Alexander Backman

VIA LINKED IN ► Is Nuclear Terror Next? ISIS buying fissionable materials for bombs from Communist hardliners

A special investigation by The Associated Press has brought to light a nightmare for the West; the feasibility of Islamofascist terrorist groups like ISIS or Al Qaeda acquiring radioactive elements to attack the West with Improvised Explosive Devices of Mass Effects, a.k.a. “Dirty Nukes”.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/07/ap-investigation-nuclear-smugglers-shopped-radioactive-material-to-is-and-other/
Let us remember Obama saying in The Hague in March 2014 at the Nuclear “Terror” Summit that his worst nightmare is “A Nuclear Weapon detonated in Manhattan.” Twitter @crnalexander

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other extremists

Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. …

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