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Topic “covering government”

Mexican newspaper's website suffers two cyberattacks

The Mexican newspaper El Mañana in Nuevo Laredo, one of the publications most effected by armed attacks on its reporters and offices, was recently the target of two cyberattacks on Sunday, May 12 that interrupted the website's service, reported the newspaper.  Read more »


Some critics worry White House Correspondents' dinner sends the wrong message about Beltway media

President Obama doesn’t usually get so many laughs when he stands in front of a room full of reporters. On Saturday night, April 27, politicians and the capital’s press corps loosened their ties for the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, an annual backslapping event for the elite of Washington and Hollywood. Read more »


WikiLeaks releases new diplomatic cables database, reveals U.S. involvement with Latin American dictators

"The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer," said Kissinger on March 10, 1975, according to one of the cables. Read more »


Duarte's "support" of journalists: In Mexico, questions over governor's freedom of expression award. By Daniela Pastrana


On April 2, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, received an award from the Mexican Association of Newspaper Editors (AME in Spanish) for his role in "guaranteeing freedom of expression." Read more »


Last major opposition network in Venezuela to be sold

The director of Globovisón, one of the most critical private television networks of the Venezuelan government, announced that it will be sold after the April 14 presidential election, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Three Latin Americans named among the new Knight Fellows for International Journalism

Knight Fellows Gustavo Faleiros, Mariana Santos, Miguel Paz and Mariano Blejman.

Polarization defined Hugo Chávez's relationship with the media in Venezuela

Loved by some, hated by others. Few struck a middle ground when it came to Hugo Chávez and the same went for his relationship with the media in Venezuela, a country he led for 14 years. Read more »


Mexican newspaper denounces use of social media to harass journalists by governor's office


A Mexican newspaper in the state of San Luis Potosí revealed an audio recording that supposedly catches the governor's spokesman telling his staff to create anonymous social media profiles to dispute inconvenient information, according to the newspaper Pulso de San Luis. Read more »


Obama's use of government-created content and social media portends future relationships between media, president, says Politico

Politico highlighted the doubts about how often President Obama shoots skeet at Camp David to illustrate the administration's tight control over the commander-in-chief's image. Read more »


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