I am not a student anymore but I graduated from a PhD program recently. I am 132 because I think that a real democracy needs independent and critical press, so citizens can be well informed. In Mexico the dominant media have always served political interests. The PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party), despite of losing the presidency 12 years ago, has continued to exert a considerable control over the media, and Peña Nieto's presidential campaign is the clearest example of the old and corrupt ways of doing politics. The recent events at the Iberoamerican University, as well as the attempts to censure Carmen Aristegui, one of Mexico’s best journalists, show that the PRI is manipulating information. It also shows a lack of respect for young and prepared people. We are informed and don't want to go back to the PRI years, that’s why we’re taking to the streets and using social networks intensively. We want freedom of press. Mexicans need the truth so Mexico can become a real democratic country. It is now clear that having the IFE (Federal Electoral Institute) is not enough.
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