Hugo Chávez Frías

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Globovisión sale would finish critical Venezuelan TV

March 18, 2013 3:56 PM ET

If the proposed sale of Globovisión, the single remaining TV station critical of the Venezuelan government, is finalized next month, the broadcaster will almost certainly become less combative and could eventually turn into another government mouthpiece, according to news...

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Latin American press faces violence, legal harassment

October 3, 2012 10:33 AM ET

Violence and legal harassment: the two greatest obstacles to press freedom in Latin America today. That's the message that CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon is delivering this morning in Washington, D.C., at a briefing hosted by Congressman Sam Farr....

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Attacks on press in Venezuela expand online

August 30, 2012 10:48 AM ET

Online penetration in Venezuela has increased in recent years, with 40 percent of its population online, according to the International Telecommunication Union. A significant amount of activity takes place on Twitter, where Venezuela has the highest penetration in the...

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In Venezuela, a media landscape transformed

August 29, 2012 7:33 AM ET

In more than a decade in power, President Hugo Chávez Frías has overseen the transformation of nearly every aspect of Venezuelan society, including the media. When Chávez came to office in 1999, he enjoyed the support of the country’s established...

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Venezuela's private media wither under Chávez assault

August 29, 2012 7:32 AM ET

The Chávez administration has used an array of legislation, threats, and regulatory measures to gradually break down Venezuela’s independent press while building up a state media empire—a complete reversal of the previous landscape. One result: Vital issues are going uncovered...

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State media focus on opposition, critics; stifle debate

August 29, 2012 7:31 AM ET

Many state media in Latin American are used for political propaganda, but the Venezuelan government has built an unprecedented media empire that it uses to attack critics and independent journalists and obscure issues like crime and inflation. By Carlos Lauría...

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Globovisión besieged by investigations, fines, violence

August 29, 2012 7:30 AM ET

The recent regulatory probe into coverage at Globovisión, the only TV broadcaster critical of the Chávez administration, is the latest in a long string of investigations and other harassment. The network is struggling to stay afloat. By Monica Campbell...

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Pro-government hackers hound Venezuelan journalists

August 29, 2012 7:29 AM ET

The mysterious group N33 has targeted the online accounts of journalists critical of the Chávez administration. The victims are subject to fake messages, insults, and intimidating threats. By John Otis...

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Audio: Venezuela's private media wither

August 29, 2012 7:28 AM ET

Since President Hugo Chávez Frías took office more than a decade ago, legislation, threats, and regulatory measures have withered Venezuela’s independent press even as the state has built a huge media empire. Carlos Lauría, CPJ's Americas Senior Program Coordinator,...

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Uribe's angry tweets do more than antagonize

July 11, 2012 4:17 PM ET

More than a year after he left office, Álvaro Uribe Vélez confessed that "it was not in him" to live as a former president. And in fact, having dominated Colombian politics for eight years, it has been impossible for...

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