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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Ex-President Collor threatens Brazilian journalist


Fernando Collor de Mello, a former president and current senator, threatened Hugo Marques, a reporter for IstoÉ magazine, for publishing an article about efforts to invalidate his candidacy for governor of Alagoas state, O Globo reports. Read more »


Bolivian media groups want changes to new electoral law


Four journalism organizations are oppenly opposing a new electoral law, enacted three weeks ago, which they say violates free expression. (Read the full text PDF of the law in Spanish here.) Read more »


Bolivia's new electoral law criticized for restricting freedom of expression

President Evo Morales enacted an electoral law that is drawing criticism from the opposition and the press for being a gag for the media during election times, reported La Razón.

The new rule applies to elections, referendums and local propositions; limits the publication of surveys/polls; and prohibits the dissemination of partial election results, explained the agency DPA. Read more »


Knight Center offers "webinar" on electoral coverage in Brazil


With the elections in Brazil coming up in October, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is holding its first "webinar" on July 13.
The live, online seminar, “Electoral Coverage Techniques: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls,” is free and will last two hours, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Brazil time. Read more »


Covering Colombia’s elections with new media but old concerns over press freedom

Colombians appear to have been more comfortable with continuity than with change by giving President Álvaro Uribe’s former defense minister, Juan Manuel Santos, a win with approximately 47 percent of the vote, and putting him into a second-round runoff June 20 with Antanas Mockus, the BBC reports. Read more »


Knight Center offers Venezuelan journalists online course for covering elections

Venezuelan journalists can apply until June 6, 2010, for the Knight Center's free online course "Electoral Coverage and Democracy," timed to prepare reporters and editors to cover the parliamentary election in September. Read more »


Journalists can apply for online course in Spanish 'Electoral Coverage and Democracy'

The Knight Center for Journalism's popular course in Spanish taught by Maria Teresa Ronderos of Colombia will take place Feb. 1–March 7 and is free of charge. Participants will be Latin American and Caribbean journalists who work full time for print or electronic media and have three years of newsroom experience. Read more »


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