Mexico City / 23.07.2021 22:21:46
The Specialized Chamber of electoral Tribunal ordered a fine of 492 thousand pesos for Brunette Y Channel eleven for misusing public resources and improper acquisition of television time, to promote a commercial against the PRI and from BREAD during electoral campaigns.
The project prepared by the magistrate Luis Espíndola indicates that “Canal Once took Youtube a video created and paid for by Brunette that it was disseminated during the electoral campaign period, since its content contained electoral content that tended to discourage the intention to vote for the PInstitutional Revolutionary Artido and the National Action Party jointly referred to in said material as PRIAN, for which it incurred in improper use of public resources.
“The undue acquisition of time on television by Brunette since it is known that Morena found out about the diffusion and did not withdraw. There was a direct impairment to the constitutional model of political communication and to the principle of equity in the electoral contest ”.
The magistrate stressed that the Federal Institute of Telecommunications “Because it is accredited that Channel eleven it concealed information during the investigation, which could generate liability in terms of the concession it enjoys “; in addition to informing the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Electoral Crimes, the Internal Control Body of the National Polytechnic Institute, the Technical Unit of Inspection of the INE to determine additional actions or sanctions.
The magistrate Gabriela villafuerte stressed that the director of Channel Once should also be sanctioned, Carlos Brito Lavalle, since the internal regulations of Canal Once indicate that part of its responsibilities is to ensure respect and avoid the infringement of the rights of third parties.
“I do not understand why or why, if it is a television channel that according to its regulations has an educational, scientific and sports nature and purposes; takes and video of camera propaganda of a political party and broadcasts it on the television channel, it seems to me that we have to point out this situation very well because it is an absolute violation of the political communication model and of the mechanisms to which the parties have access politicians and candidacies.
“It is a clear benefit to Brunette since part of his electoral political campaign was reproduced that had the intention or the narrative of the messages was to expose situations of the PRI and the PAN. It is important to show that a television channel that should respect due neutrality took spaces from the concession to show a video that evidently benefited one political force and was against two other political forces ”.
They discarded the slander complaint as they considered that false facts were not imputed, although Judge Villafuerte did not agree because she considered that analyzing it “in a traditional way, has no place”, since there was a abuse of a public space in which the video “had no place in any situation and under any parameters.”
Therefore, a fine of 268 thousand 860 pesos was approved for Channel eleven and 224 thousand 50 pesos for Brunette.