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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Honduran mayor censors news outlets that interview opposing candidates


A Honduran candidate complained that a mayor that is running for reelection closed news media outlets to prevent opposing candidates from expressing themselves, according to the organization Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras (C-Libre). Read more »


Ecuadorian government once again criticized for attempting to regulate journalism

The government of Ecuador has received various criticisms in the last few days due to what Reporters Without Borders has called an excess of presidential attacks on opposition journalists for closing several media outlets, and for the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador to lift the temporary suspension of the application of the so-called Code of Democracy, which means that the restrictions on press coverage of election campaigns are now in effect, the news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Electoral coverage handbook created for Brazilian journalists

With the Brazilian municipal elections approaching in October, 2012, the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) published a handbook available online with instructions for journalists on how to cover elections, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Attacks against the Mexican press increase as presidential election approaches


Journalistic organizations in Mexico say that journalists are working in an especially hostile environment as the Sunday, July 1 presidential, congressional, and mayoral elections approach. Read more »


The Guardian newspaper says Mexican TV station Televisa owes apology to Mexican society


After the Mexican TV station Televisa requested an apology from the British newspaper The Guardian for reporting about alleged documents that proved that political candidates paid for favorable coverage on its TV news programs, the newspaper responded with new evidence. Read more »


The Guardian reveals Mexican TV station's information manipulation to favor presidential candidate


The British newspaper The Guardian said it had documents that proved that a Mexican presidential candidate bought favorable coverage on the most important TV station in the country, Televisa. Read more »


Mexican political columnist threatened after criticizing presidential candidate


Political columnist Katia D’Artigues of the Mexican newspaper El Universal said that she and her son received many death threats via Twitter warning her to stop criticizing presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI in Spanish), reported the Program for Freedom of Expression of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish). Read more »


Pressure from student protests prompts Mexican TV stations to nationally broadcast presidential debate


Succumbing to pressure from the Mexican student movement “Yo Soy 132,”, or "I am 132," the president of the TV station Televisa, Emilio Azcárraga, agreed to nationally broadcast the next presidential debate, reported Noticias MVS. Read more »


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