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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Police invade newspaper offices in Brazil to stop release of voter poll

On Aug. 29, federal police agents invaded the offices of the newspaper Correio do Estado in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul to stop the release of the Aug. 30 edition of the newspaper that included the results of an voter poll, reported the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese). The survey was not to be published since it had not been finalized. Read more »


Yahoo news bureau chief fired for racial comments about Romney

Yahoo News’ Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian is the latest journalist to lose his job after making racial remarks about Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Read more »


Two attendees ejected from Republican convention after making racist remarks to black CNN camerawoman

Two attendees were thrown out of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after insulting a black camerawoman for CNN, the news network reported on its website. Read more »


Wall Street Journal launches smartphone-powered video platform

On Monday, Aug. 27, the Wall Street Journal announced the launch of WSJ WorldStream, a new online video platform with footage shot exclusively by Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal news staff using smartphones. Read more »


YouTube expands role as news source with Election Hub channel

In its growing role as a news provider, YouTube on Wednesday, Aug. 22, announced the launch of YouTube Election Hub, a channel dedicated to covering politics through the U.S. election. Read more »


Municipal elections in Brazil offer newspaper chance to explore data journalism

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo announced the launch of the website FolhaSPDados, an online resource for the up-coming mayoral elections in the city of São Paulo. The website will feature interactive maps and infographics to illustrate and accompany the newspaper's coverage of the election's main themes. Read more »


Two Brazilian TV stations fined after broadcasting negative reports about current mayor

In the state of Mato Grosso, in central-western Brazil, two Brazilian television stations were fined by the electoral court for broadcasting unfavorable reports about the administration of Mayor Juarez Costa of the city of Sinop, reported the newspaper Diário de Cuiabá on Thursday, Aug. 9. Read more »


Venezuelan news outlets investigated for allegedly violating presidential election rules

On Thursday, August 2, the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE in Spanish) said that it would investigate two TV stations and two newspapers in the country for allegedly violating the rules of the presidential elections, which will take place in October 2012, reported the newspaper El Nacional. Read more »


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