“The Guardian first reported on 7 June that documents from 2005 appeared to detail Televisa’s sale of favourable coverage to several politicians, including Peña Nieto. On Tuesday it published documents that said a secretive unit codenamed “team Handcock” commissioned videos to promote the candidate and his PRI party, and rubbish rivals, in 2009.”
“CNN’s Spanish-language news service and influential news sites such as animalpolitico.com carried the story prominently but Televisa’s news bulletins did not report the controversy – an example followed by several leading media organisations, which ignored or downplayed it.”
“Members of YoSoy132, a student-led movement that has mobilised months of protests against what it calls Televisa’s bias, held a rally outside the network’s headquarters in Mexico City. They launched a Twitter “SOS” for artists and journalists to focus on Mexico’s election.”
Rory Caroll in Mexico City.
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