Archive for March 21st, 2008

March 21, 2008

Chávez takes aim at TV channel

Globovision, a critic of Venezuela leader, is at risk of closure.

By Tyler Bridges – Miami Herald
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, March 21, 2008

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chávez is trying to whip up public support to close down Globovision, the remaining Venezuelan television channel critical of his administration.Chávez has called Globovision “an enemy of the Venezuelan people,” and fervent government supporters want the national tax office to investigate the station. Hundreds of them rallied outside of Globovision last month.

The threats against Globovision come less than a year after Chávez knocked RCTV, the country’s most popular television station, off the commercial airwaves. RCTV had broadcast unflattering news coverage of Chávez for years.

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March 21, 2008

Report: Chavez takes on another TV station

Published: March 20, 2008 at 7:51 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 20 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sought public support to close down leading Venezuelan TV station Globovision, The Miami Herald reported Thursday.

Referring to the station as “an enemy of the Venezuelan people,” Chavez claimed the station’s news programming runs subversive and salacious stories about the leftist president.

Efforts to silence Globovision come nearly a year after Chavez managed to remove independent TV station RCTV from the airwaves.