10 July 2012
Staging the War on Drugs: Media and Organised Crime in Mexico
The steep upsurge in the number of drug‐related homicides in Mexico has been matched by an even greater increase in the news coverage of violence and organized crime. However, both journalists and scholars have overlooked how organized crime makes use of the media and vice versa. By drawing on previous research on the relationship between the media, terrorism and public opinion, this paper looks into the rise of mass‐mediated organized crime in Mexico.
© 2012 Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Edgar Moreno Gómez