Saturday, 27 March 2010

Media Crackdown in Venezuela

President of Globovision Television arrested.

The forces of tyranny are strong around the world, as Chavez completed his crackdown on the independent media with the arrest of the President of Globovision Television. Globovision was Venezuela's equivalent of CNN, the country's first 24 hour news network. Chavez had previously shuttered Radio Caracas Televisión, resulting in student protests and a violent crackdown that foreshadowed the actions taken by Chavez's Iranian ally, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Unsurprisingly this hasn't resulted in much in the way of media coverage.