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Judge orders state government to stop "cloning" covers of Mexican magazine

The following is a CPJ Blog post by David Agren, CPJ Mexico Correspondent:

The Cancún-based investigative magazine Luces del Siglo has won a court decision ordering the Quintana Roo state government to stop "cloning" the covers of its weekly editions and spreading the fake versions via social networks, according to news reports.

The September 19 decision from a federal judge prohibits government personnel from taking covers with critical headlines and swapping the text and artwork for headlines more favorable to public officials. Governor Roberto Borge Ángulo was also ordered to declare to the court today if "the acts attributed to him are true or not."

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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    “The creative way in which censorship is being applied is rather unique but, no matter how many faces it may have always carries with it the intention to gag and for information not to reach the public.”

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