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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:44 AM

 

Venezuela Channel: Excluded From Digital TV System

I guess this is an example of participatory democracy

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/venezuela-channel-excluded-digital-tv-system-18552830

A Venezuelan television channel that takes a critical stance toward President Hugo Chavez accused the government on Wednesday of excluding it from a new digital television system, and it warned that the action could force it off the open airwaves.

Globovision is the sole remaining television channel in Venezuela that takes a stridently anti-government line. The channel said in a statement that it was "arbitrarily excluded" from the digital TV system despite having taken steps to be included during meetings that officials held to launch the project.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the launch of the digital TV system on Wednesday and said that state channels will be participating as well as private channels including Venevision, Meridiano and Televen. He and other officials did not address the complaint raised by Globovision.

Maduro said the free digital system is part of the government's efforts to move toward "communicational and cultural socialism." He also said, without elaborating, that the shift will help get a grip on content that "has promoted pornography, drugs, prostitution and the promotion of the use of weapons."

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Reply Venezuela Channel: Excluded From Digital TV System (Original post)
naaman fletcher Feb 2013 OP
Bacchus4.0 Feb 2013 #1
joshcryer Feb 2013 #2
naaman fletcher Feb 2013 #3
joshcryer Feb 2013 #4
Bacchus4.0 Feb 2013 #5
joshcryer Feb 2013 #6

Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:46 PM

1. note the continued hardline conservative, right wing position towards drugs n/t

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:17 PM

2. They don't take a critical stance.

They're the only station that actually covers protests, opposition rallies, and the like. ie, they are actually fucking journalists. Capriles' had 100k rallies throughout his campaign (and garnered 40% of the vote, mind you). Guess how often Venevision or state TV showed his rallies? Zero. Zilch. Nada. In fact, VTV actually showed one of his rallies and panned away to make it look like there were not that many people there. Venevision did not allow him on their station until the last week of the elections (shocking many). Globovision was the only station to show Capriles and they're the only station who has reported on chavista corruption. You wouldn't hear about the assassination attempt on Capriles from state TV, you wouldn't hear about the murdered opposition members on state TV, you wouldn't hear about the defunct agricultural facilities on state TV (though they did talk about how Globovision reporters were attacking them!).

A lie of omission is still a lie. Choosing to not report about importing details is still propaganda.

Here's a simple thought experiment. The MSM didn't cover the Occupy protests unless there was violence or direct action. Now, rightly, a liberal would condemn the MSM for this. But when it comes to "leftist" governments? Well, that's just fine. This shows how right wing this view is because the teabaggers relished in the MSM not covering Occupy.

It is right wing to censor anyone. It is latent fascism.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:18 PM

3. "latent fascism"

 

LOL.

Not if you wear red and criticize the US!

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:15 PM

4. I remember Russia Today reporting on the 2011 Russian protests.

RT being a really "reliable" source for people here (even though it reflects the right wing Russian oligarchy).

RT covered it, all right. They showed protesters breaking stuff and fighting police. And called the protesters "anti-government." Cute, right? Nevermind they were protesting because the elections were fixed.

Now, RT's coverage in Greece. Same makeup (the protesters are generally left-wing anti-authoritarians). But guess that they were labeled? "Anti-austerity protesters."

The language of propaganda is very delicate. Cuba has been able to narrow it down significantly (the Five Minutes Hate comes to mind).

It astonishes me how Putin / Russia get praise here on these forums when they are an ardently capitalist oligarchy. All because Russia feigns "anti-Americanism." Indeed, we had posters here posting pictures of United Russia and pictures praising Putin for fucks sake.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:28 PM

5. on Globovision, it looks like it will be the end

they will phase out the analog signal and thus Globovision

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:03 PM

6. The digital move will be complete by 2020.

And they think that by 2015 Globovision's license simply won't be renewed.

Either way Globovision is fucked.

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