Protests are expected in Venezuela's capital Caracas as a TV station opposed to President Hugo Chavez prepared to be taken off the air at midnight.And a fine reflection of society the new station will be, no doubt.
Mr Chavez has refused to renew a licence for Radio Caracas TV (RCTV), saying the station has actively tried to undermine his government.
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In place of RCTV, a new state-sponsored channel, TVes, will launch with programmes that Mr Chavez has said will better reflect society.
The government is providing $4m of funding to launch the new station.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Chavez makes good on threat
Last December I posted this piece about Venezuela's commie buffoon-in-chief's threat to shut down an opposition television station by not renewing their broadcast license. Sadly, BBC reports today that Hugo Chavez is following through on his threat.