Mexico Internet Freedoms Position Paper

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The United Mexican States is currently the country with the most Internet users among the whole of Spanish speaking countries in the western hemisphere. Currently, the Mexican government has instilled no form of statewide Internet censorship. No legislation has been passed that has demanded regulations be imposed on Internet usage and such usage is, be law, free of filtering and blockage. Mexico is a force in Internet freedom. In 2002, The United Mexican States passed a Freedom of Information Law that guarantees the rights of citizens to have the freedom to information regarding their government and safety. This law also killed discussion in Congress as to whether information on the Internet should be regulated pertaining to government activities. Overall, the United Mexican States provide a fairly unrestrained Internet environment.

Several small incidents have occurred in the United Mexican States that demand for a small amount of Internet censorship. Several ideas posted onto the Internet by freelance bloggers have encouraged violence outside of cyberspace. Due to a collection of small isolated violent event related in Internet usage, certain areas in Mexico have considered passing laws regarding the Internet. For example, Veracruz is now deciding whether it would be in their greatest interest to pass a law that will penalize anyone posting information online in terms of publishing false alarms and disturbing the public order. In relativity, online attacks and internet surveillance issues are fairly infrequent in Mexico, therefore not causing much of a problem.

The main situation regarding Internet activities in Mexico is the violence over and towards freelance and anonymous bloggers on social media sites. In 2010, President Felipe Calderón promised to revamp the special prosecutors office and install a new program that would protect journalists and their freedom of expression - a right guaranteed in Articles 6 and 7 of Mexico’s constitution.. Due to a...
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