Friday, 25 May 2007

News about Madeleine McCann from today’s Portuguese Press - May 25, 2007

My net connection is failing, I don’t know why. But I managed to check most of the Portuguese Press online and also a few sites of Radio, TV and online publications. Expresso refers the presence of three Scotland Yard officers, who checked, yesterday, the path from Murat’s home to Ocean Club, in both directions. Asked by the journalists, they refused to tell their names.
I saw many references to the II European Conference about Missing Children, to start today, in Lisbon, to mark the International Day of Missing Children. Correio da Manhã has a headline that says “Madeleine’s parents are ‘frustrated’ with the Portuguese police investigation”, but I couldn’t open the link.
Diário de Notícias writes about the first TV interview of Madeleine’s parents, to take place today. They will talk with British TV’s, first, than with Portuguese TV’s and Associated Press. Also in Diário de Notícias, journalist Fernanda Câncio has a opinion column, with a critical view about Media coverage of Madeleine’s abduction, remembering what happened with the tragedy of Entre-os-Rios, in North of Portugal when a bus plunged into a river, in the middle of a storm, killing 59 people and starting a media frenzy for weeks, as police divers tried, with no success, to retrieve the bodies.
This is it. I'll try to go home, now, and probably, I’ll be sleeping the next 24 hours.

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