MEXICAN MILITARY KEEPS FILES ON JOURNALISTS

By: Staff reports

Online News Service Uncovers Documents



An online news service in Mexico discovered a secret military dossier with information about
reporters and commentators, the Los Angeles Times reports. The news service, To2, says the
Mexican military began compiling the files after the leftist Zapatista uprising in Chiapas in
1994.



While the military was winning the armed confrontation with the rebels, military leaders were
concerned about the positive press the rebels were receiving. Files were created for over 200
Mexican journalists and columnists, opposition politicians, and foreign correspondents, according
to To2.



When questioned by To2, the military denied the existence of the files. The Spanish-language Web
site has posted what it says are 70 of the files online. The reports contain biographies, gossip,
and reviews of coverage from the military’s perspective.



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