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Topic “media criticism”

Venezuelan media dispute versions of the April 14 presidential election

Already marked by polarization during the administration of Hugo Chávez, the media environment in Venezuela is now fueling political disputes following the troubled presidential election on April 14, between Chávez's appointed successor, Nicolás Maduro, and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.  Read more »


Some critics worry White House Correspondents' dinner sends the wrong message about Beltway media

President Obama doesn’t usually get so many laughs when he stands in front of a room full of reporters. On Saturday night, April 27, politicians and the capital’s press corps loosened their ties for the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, an annual backslapping event for the elite of Washington and Hollywood. Read more »


Honduran security minister rages against newspaper for publishing shoot-out footage


Following the release of a video showing the shooting deaths of two young people in Honduras and the publication of several violent events in the country, the president and security minister of Honduras are blaming the media for harming the country's image and causing social damage. Read more »


Reporter who tried to prohibit retweets now threatens to sue others over use of Twitter images

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 2.05Screenshot of Buhl's Twitter profile with the disclaimer, "No Tweets Are Publishable." The Knight Center removed the images in Buhl's profile from this screenshot upon her request.

Media critics call press coverage of tragic fire in Brazil sensationalist

height="230"Front page of the newspaper O Globo the day after the fire with a poem above the headline. However, the media was roundly criticized for sensationalizing its coverage. (Photo: reproduction).

Recent paid content strategies threaten to blur the line between news and advertising, analysts say

Screen shot 2013-01-15 at 4.17Screen shot from The Atlantic's offending Scientology paid content advertisement

Honduran president calls for plebiscite on media democratization


Honduran President Porfirio Lobo criticized media organizations for reporting on the roaring violence in the country, which includes the highest murder rate in the world at 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. "Can people in 'x' place have a television channel or a radio station where they can broadcast messages of peace and hope and violence prevention or do we have to swallow what the monopolies demand," said the president, according to El Heraldo. Read more »


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