The decree by which the Regulatory Law of Article 6, first paragraph, of the Constitution of the United Mexican States on the Right of Reply (the “Law of the Right of Reply”), was published on November 4, 2015, in the Official Gazette of the Federation (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish). The Law of the Right of Reply shall enter into force 30 days after its publication in the DOF, that is, on December 9, 2015.
Any individual, including companies, may exercise the right of reply in respect of inaccurate or false information issued by any obliged party. The obliged parties in terms of the Law of the Right of Reply are: the media, news agencies, independent producers and any other information issuer who may be responsible for the original content.
The obliged parties are required to have a representative to receive and resolve reply requests. The data of the representative shall be informed to the general public through the electronic portal of the obliged parties, within 30 days of the publication in the DOF of the Law of the Right of Reply.
The Law of the Right of Reply establishes the procedure for exercising the right of reply before the obliged parties as well as the judicial proceedings regarding the right of reply. Finally, the Law of the Right of Reply provides penalties for non-compliance with its provisions.