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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Election results drive news website traffic in Brazil

During October, in the midst of municipal elections in Brazil, news websites in the country registered a five percent increase in page views compared on September. The jump in site traffic was reported in a report from Ibope in partnership with Nielsen, according to the website Uol. Read more »

FiveThirtyEight's 2012 success marks coming of age for big data in political journalism

In the din of the Twitterverse on election night, Chris Hayes may have summed it up best:

U.S. news outlets seek more interaction, innovation on Election Day, says Poynter

According to Poynter, today’s presidential election in the U.S. could be the most interactive ever thanks to the efforts of several news organizations that sought innovative ways to enrich their coverage. Read more »

Newspaper offices shot at in Venezuela

The building housing the newspaper El Regional, in Venezuela, was fired upon in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1, reported El Universal. The newspaper El Nacional added that the office of PDVSA, the state oil company, was also attacked at the same time. No one was injured. Read more »

Venezuelan deputy calls for investigation into media's role in causing violence during presidential elections

A Venezuelan deputy requested the government analyze the supposed negative impacts caused by the media during the Oct. 7 presidential elections in the country, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Deputy Blanca Eekhout said that some Venezuelan media created "situations of unrest and agression" during candidate Henrique Capriles and President Hugo Chávez's campaigns, reported the institute. Read more »

Municipal elections in Brazil marred by violence against reporters

After a tumultuous first round of municipal elections in Brazil for journalists, who suffered censorship and attacks by candidates or their supporters, the second round elections, which took place on Sunday, Oct. Read more »

IPYS Venezuela accuses government of violating press freedoms during elections

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) of Venezuela recorded 19 incidents that affected press freedom in the country during the presidential elections that took place on Sunday, Oct. 7, the group said in a report released on Oct. 11. According to IPYS Venezuela, the events happened between the week before the elections and the days after the results were announced. Read more »

Venezuelan intelligence agency detains Argentine journalist accused of spying

Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata claimed he was detained by agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN in Spanish) at the Caracas airport on Monday, Oct. 8, as he was about to board a flight home after covering Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, Oct. 7, reported the International Freedom of Expression Exchange's website. Read more »


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