May 24, 2012

Thousands of students protest media coverage of Mexico’s presidential election

Students marched against biased news coverage of the Mexican elections on Wednesday, May 23, for the second time in a week. Thousands protested the television giant Televisa, which they accused of coddling and promoting the leading candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto. University students, sparked by the mobilization of students at the elite private university Iberoamerican, have become the most vocal and demanding sector of the citizenry in the run-up to the July 1 elections.
The Associated Press [excerpt]: The students say Mexico's largest television channel, Televisa, was particularly biased in its coverage of the rally and the campaign in general. Many finished the march at Televisa's studios, where Peña Nieto was appearing on a live interview show. 
Local media reported smaller, simultaneous marches in at least a half-dozen other cities around Mexico. Read more

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