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Topic “government advertising”

Mexican president denies releasing list of journalists and media who received government advertising

A list of 36 journalists who allegedly benefited from advertising contracts with the administration of former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, which was published on May 23 by the newspaper Reforma, came from a citizen information request and was not disseminated by the presidency, according to current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Read more »

Mexican newspaper director goes on hunger strike after cancellation of government advertising

Ildefonso Chávez, owner of Mexican daily El Pueblo, went on an indefinite hunger strike on Dec. 2 in front of Chihuahua State's Government Palace to protest the cancellation of state advertising in October, shortly after the newspaper published a series of stories critical of Chihuahua's governor, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) reported. Read more »

Popular Mexican news site Animal Político seeks to eliminate dependence on government advertising

Now that they've reached the largest social media audience in Mexico, the next step for the popular news site Animal Político is to diversify their revenues and completely avoid the publicity purchased by the Mexican government, the most important advertiser for news outlets covering politics and general information in the country. Read more »


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