© Iván Daniel Montero García
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (España)
In this paper we aim to study the public communication policies in Mexico, especially those created and implemented after the approval of the Telecommunications Reform of 2013 intended to eliminate monopolies. Based on the definition by van Cuilenburg and McQuail in Media Policy Paradigm Shifts: Towards a New Communications Policy Paradigm, the Communications Policy has been updated and redefined due to the digital convergence of the media and telecommunications, coupled with the free market and technological transformations. These have been guided towards the regulation of the communication industries taking into account the concentration in large conglomerates, while promoting the development of society and the improvement of democracy. In this article, we analyze the impact of these policies on the regulation of monopolies in telecommunications and broadcasting in Mexico, specifically the actions implemented in Grupo Televisa and América Movil.