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Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for media advice


A video released by an anonymous source shows two Mexican journalists in the state of Michoacán taking money from members of one of the country’s most wanted cartel leaders, Servando “La Tuta” Gómez Martínez, in exchange for media advice.  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 »


Mexican radio station justifies receiving large payments from presidential candidate


The Mexican radio station Grupo Fórmula sent a letter to the owner of the newspaper Reforma to clarify the sponsorship payments made by presidential candidate and former governor of the state of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, reported the same radio station. Read more »


Wall Street Journal circulation scam latest ethics scandal to hit Murdoch's News Corp.

The Wall Street Journal's European publishing chief resigned amid scandal Tuesday, Oct. 11, after the Guardian newspaper unearthed a circulation scam in which the Journal channeled "money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal's true circulation," according to the Guardian. Read more »


Phone hacking scandal highlights debate on media concentration in the U.S.

The hacking scandal at CEO Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the world’s second largest media conglomerate, continues to be the big journalism story of the month. Read more »


As Murdoch testifies in London, the impact of the News Corp. hacking scandal spreads to the U.S.

The scandal at News Corp., run by billionaire CEO Rupert Murdoch, has expanded from incidents of alleged phone-hacking by the U.K.-based News of the World tabloid to a bribery scandal that has led to multiple arrests and resignations and embroiled Read more »


U.S. senators call for probe of News Corp. in wake of hacking scandal

The major phone- and date-hacking scandal at a U.K. subsidiary of News Corp., the world’s second largest media conglomerate, has led four U.S. senators to call for “the appropriate agencies” to investigate whether the company had targeted any U.S. Read more »


Brazilian media executive charged with money laundering

Federal prosecutors in Brazil announced charges against João Dorileo Leal, a top executive at Grupo Gazeta, the largest media company in Mato Grosso state, for laundering money earned from illegal gambling, Folha de São Paulo reports. Read more »


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