By Z.C. Dutka - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 4th 2014
Over the weekend, a panel of psychologists convened to discuss the societal tension that has built up since violent protest broke out in Venezuela, in February. They determined that dialogue-friendly spaces and a feeling of general safety have been compromised dramatically. The fatal shooting of a woman waiting on line to buy food Saturday highlighted fiercely clashing responses through social media as each political sector interpreted the tragedy as proof of their own worst fears.
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 2nd 2014
As it's prone to do, the private media has invented a new thing. In both English and Spanish they are calling it colectivos, and these collectives are meant to be irrational, cruel, grotesque armed motorbike riders who “enforce” the revolution and are responsible for most of the current violence.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 24th 2012
Carlos Camacho, a member of Venezuelan community television station Tatuy TV, discusses with VA.com the importance of community media for the realisation of participatory democracy in Venezuela, as well as the highs and lows experienced by the Tatuy TV project.
By Rachael Boothroyd, Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 5th 2012
With the Venezuelan elections now looming, and with Chavez’s approval ratings stubbornly hovering around the 57% mark, it would seem that the international media has stepped up its “disinformation” campaign against the Bolivarian revolution with renewed urgency, producing the kind of biased, baseless and manipulative stories about the “persecution” of opposition presidential candidate, Capriles Radonski, that have been filling the corporate press’ Latin American correspondence pages for weeks.
By Juan Reardon, Maria Perez, and Edwin Chirinos Duque - Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 30th 2011
A year and a half before Venezuela’s December 2012 presidential elections, the debate has already begun. As is often the case, both pro-Chavez and opposition forces are discussing their views amongst themselves, and not with each other. In an attempt to bring opposing Venezuelan voices together, two members of opposing political forces were asked a series of questions relating to political life, education, and the media, among other things. Here are their answers.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 2nd 2007
A detailed examination of the arguments used to criticize the Chavez government's decision not to renew RCTV's broadcast license. Do any of these arguments have merit? A few might, but the bottom line is that they end up defending the privileges of the country's elite.
By Diana Barahona and Jeb Sprague - CounterPunch, Aug 2nd 2006
Reporters without Borders' funding from the International Republican Institute presents a major problem for RSF's credibility as a "press freedom" organization because the group manufactured propaganda against the popular democratic governments of Venezuela and Haiti at the same time that its patron, the I.R.I., was deeply involved in efforts to overthrow them.
The fundamental principle of Catia TVe is to encourage participation within organized communities. Catia TVe seeks community participation in the making of audiovisual productions reflecting community struggles and demonstrating how to build networks within the community.
Four young people sit around a large table, writing furiously amid piles of notes, cans of soda, and scrunched up papers. They could be kids doing their homework or studying for exams. But these young women from the shantytowns, aged between 17 and 22 years, are preparing for their hour-long radio program.
Venezuela's opposition is simply so unpopular and desperate that it cynically screams "censorship" and "authoritarianism" in hopes that foreign media and the international community will take the bait and start screaming along with them.
Aporrea.org has become perhaps the single most important alternative source for information on Venezuela in Spanish. Since the April 2002 coup it has played a crucial role in keeping people informed despite the distortions of Venezuela's private media. Yesterday Aporrea celebrated its third anniversary.
In Venezuela, the war for the hearts and minds of its citizens is now in full swing. With the imminent launching of the government-sponsored Televisora del Sur (Telesur), network control of the country’s existing media, including Univisión and CNN en Español, might sorely be put to the test.
By Eva Golinger - Venezuelanalysis.com, Sep 25th 2004
Public access to media and diversity of voices have been usurped by private media moguls in Venezuela propagating their own political and economic aims. A review of U.S. media regulation and recent Venezuelan media history.
The appearance of a baseless article like this, combined with recent statements by the head of the Southern Command, that Venezuela’s Margarita Island is a haven for Islamic terrorist groups, suggests that the Bush administration is setting the stage for declaring Venezuela a “rogue” state.