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GOMEZ, Rodrigo. The Role of the State in the Mexican Media System 2013-2018. Starting Point for a Research Agenda. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7565.  Epub Jan 27, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This article argues for an examination of the Mexican Media System (mms) in the political context of democratic alternation, convergence and the regulatory framework established by the 2014 Telecommunication and Broadcasting Act. Specifically, this research focuses on the degree and nature of state intervention in the media system by analyzing the most important public communication policies from 2013 to 2018. The article concludes that this new normative framework and its application disrupted some of old and novel forms of collusion between the political and the media systems. However, the article provides evidence to suggest that the central characteristics of the MMS is the maintenance of political clienteles.

Keywords : Media system; political clientelism; media policy.

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