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Colombia: ‘Padding Journalism’

In the wake of the death of singer Joe Arroyo, Colombian news channel NTN24 featured reactions with actresses, models, and former beauty queens in English on its website. The video featuring model and presenter Carolina Cruz was heavily mocked on blogs and social media. Journalist Carolina Ruiz questions [es] the value of these interviews and the trivialization of Mr Arroyo's death, while Simón Posada “defends” [es] Ms Cruz blaming the media and the “ugly habit” Colombians have of “mocking everyone's way of speaking.”

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