Personas indígenas en la televisión: su no discriminación y el derecho a la información de la sociedad

Society’s diversity must be present in the media in a democratic system. The importance for Indigenous people to have their own media has been highlighted, nonetheless, this article argues and holds that the absence or scarce participation of indigenous persons in non-indigenous media is a type of d...

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Main Author: Alvarez González de Castilla, Clara Luz
Format: Article
Language:Spanish
Published: 2023
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Online Access:https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=8913365
Source:Estudios en derecho a la información, ISSN 2683-2038, Nº. 16 (Julio-diciembre 2023), 202334 pags.
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Summary: Society’s diversity must be present in the media in a democratic system. The importance for Indigenous people to have their own media has been highlighted, nonetheless, this article argues and holds that the absence or scarce participation of indigenous persons in non-indigenous media is a type of discrimination that also threatens society’s right to information. Also, this article presents the results obtained in this research regarding the recording of the presence and participation of indigenous persons in news and current affairs debate programs in Mexican broadcast television which evidence that: no indigenous person is a presenter; only in 0.79% of the current affairs programs indigenous persons were invited and it was to talk about a subject of native people; no commercial advertisement included an indigenous; the governmental advertisements only included indigenous with a leading role in 0.66% and the TV station own advertisements did it on 0.23%. The existence of a legal framework in Mexico of constitutional, legal and international treaties provisions in connection with media and indigenous people has been insufficient for broadcasters to portray the Mexican nation’s diversity and pluriculturality. Consequently, this article urges for indigenous voices to be heard in non-indigenous media and upon any subject, if not, society’s right to information is infringed, it represents a discrimination for excluding indigenous and it has negative implications for democratic debate.