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12 June 2012 | The Guardiandocuments seen by the Guardian, which also implicate other politicians in buying news and entertainment coverage. The cables leaked from the US embassy in Mexico contain frequent mentions of the power that Televisa, and the other main commercial network, TV Azteca, exert over the country's political elite. The two networks control around 90 percent of free channels and are widely percieved to be political kingmakers. This is particularly clear in cables dealing with a new communications law that privileged established interests and was approved by the legislature in the middle of the 2006 election campaign.
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12 June 2012 | Journalism.co.ukWorldcrunch has launched Crunch It, a new “international news feed” that provides translated snippets of journalism from across the web. Worldcrunch was first launched in December 2010 by former Time magazine bureau chief Jeff Israely and former Ask.com France chief executive Irene Toporkoff. The team behind Worldcrunch select, translate and edit articles from non-English media source partners including Le Monde, Le Figaro, La Stampa and Die Welt. More recent source partners include Argentine daily Clarin and Chinese publisher Caixin. Two weeks ago the site launched Crunch It, an additional feed of shorter translated articles provided on top of its full length translations from sources with which Worldcrunch has copyright agreements. The site is using a "twin strategy", Israely said, by selling premium content to print and digital and also offering content/traffic exchanges for the "international news feed". The feed – which Worldcrunch is also planning to secure distribution deals for – will see the addition of six stories a day on top of the six premium stories the site also produces.