In today’s New York Post, Thor Halvorssen has a good rundown of the recent media censorship in Venezuela. In May, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down RCTV, Venezeula’s last truly independent television station. Venezuelans aren’t left with many options:
“A Venezuelan official openly described the RCTV closing as part of a plan for ‘communicational hegemony’ over information and programming. One free TV station remains, Globovision, but its coverage is not nationwide and its viewers are limited to Venezuela’s middle class.
“Plus, a day after the RCTV shutdown, Chavez called for a probe of Globovision and threatened to cancel its license. He also taunted the station’s director: ‘Are you prepared to die?'”
Read more here.