Sunday, July 31, 2005

Venezuela Condemns U.S. Push to Broadcast

Now, don’t get me wrong… Venezuela’s government is far from being the most democratic and just and efficient government in the world, but I might have to be on Chavez’s side on this one.

Since when did we start decided what news is fit to print in other countries? How does one government have the power to control the news broadcasts in another country? Am I the only one missing something here?

The Venezuelan government is corrupt and suppresses the freedoms of its local journalists and media outlets so we respond by forcing our corporate monopolized media outlets on them? Fighting fire with hypocritical fire, I guess.

And let the crusades continue.

Venezuela Condemns U.S. Push to Broadcast
Source: Associated Press
by Christopher Toothaker

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan leaders have condemned a U.S. decision to transmit broadcasts to this South American country to ensure its citizens receive "accurate news."

The U.S. House approved a measure this week authorizing the government "to initiate radio and television broadcasts that will provide a consistently accurate, objective, and comprehensive source of news to Venezuela." It must still be approved by the Senate.

President Hugo Chavez, frequent critic of Washington, has vowed to jam the signals.

National Assembly President Nicolas Maduro, a close ally of Chavez, said Thursday that any such broadcasts "would violate the sovereignty our airwaves ... and we cannot permit that."

Chavez's Venezuelan critics said the move by U.S. lawmakers was an understandable response to what they claim are the leftist president's efforts to export his so-called "Bolivarian Revolution."

Florida Rep. Connie Mack, who proposed the move, says Chavez has limited press freedoms in his country.

"If Hugo Chavez is contending that freedom of the press exists, he would have no problem with this," Mack said in a telephone interview. "It's important that the people of Venezuela have an outlet for more freedom and democratic discussions."

Henry Ramos, a member of the Democratic Action opposition party, said Chavez broadcasts his "ideological and hegemonic project ... to other countries."

Venezuela's government has repeatedly rejected claims by organizations such as the Miami-based Inter American Press Association and Human Rights Watch that recent laws approved the Chavez-dominated Congress have eroded press freedoms.
hadj williams //


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