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Fighting the war on fiction

The shakeup that wasn’t and its future consequences has been the main story in the last few days, but right underneath the radar was the latest development in the “Media War” the central government claims to be waging. A few days ago, Information Minister Delcy Rodriguez went ballistic on Twitter, accusing the TNT TV series “Legends” of…

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Journalism under siege

What’s new with the communicational hegemony these days? Well, a radio station was shut down in Barinas, and a radio show was suspended in Caracas. Journalists are being fired for having opinions, newsroom personnel are publicly disputing their paper’s new editorial line, and lots of money is being thrown at everyday cadenas. So, the usual. Yet ,the biggest change…

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Stealth Censorship Chronicles

Since its acquisition by a mysterious, quite possibly bogus Spanish investment firm, Caracas newspaper El Universal has shown that it will follow the path of Ultimas Noticias and Globovision, media outlets in  the hands of the private part of the media hegemony (HegemonCorp.). The National Press Workers’ Union (SNTP) released a list of more than 30…