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Venezuela's Globovision "in Crisis” as it Loses More Journalists

Since its sale earlier this year, Globovision has sought to rebrand itself as a more moderate news source, after years of stagna

Eight employees of the private broadcaster Globovision have resigned this week, criticising the channel's new moderate editorial policy.

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Hugo Chavez Awarded Venezuela’s National Journalism Prize for “Democratisation of Communication”

The prize was handed to Chavez’s daughter, Maria Chavez, by President Nicolas Maduro during a ceremony in Venezuela’s presid

Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been awarded Venezuela’s National Journalism Prize posthumously for his role in promoting alternative media and the democratisation of communication.

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Venezuela’s Cadena Capriles Sold; Globovision to Receive New Director

The Cadena Capriles media group will come under new ownership over the next two months (El Carabobeño)

A major private Venezuelan media conglomerate, the Cadena Capriles, will come under new ownership over the next two months, while a new director is expected to take over television network Globovision in the coming weeks.

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Venezuela’s Globovision Seeks to Moderate Coverage

Globovision’s search for a more “balanced line” has caused controversy within the channel and with the conservative opposi

Venezuelan private news channel Globovision is attempting to develop a more moderate image, however recent changes have been criticised by the conservative opposition. 

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Venezuelan President Meets with Private Television Stations

President Maduro (second from the left) in a meeting with Venevision representatives (agencies)

Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro met with representatives of private television stations Venevision and Televen. Together they discussed the media’s role in maintaining an environment of “peace, tolerance and living together”.

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Venezuela's Globovisión to be Sold but will Maintain Political Line

Subject to numerous criminal investigations, Globovisión faces an uncertain future (VTV/Archive)

Opposition television channel Globovisión will change hands, but is expected to maintain its anti-government editorial line.

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Venezuelan Opposition Channel Globovision to be Sold after Elections

The president of Globovision, Guillermo Zuloaga (CdO)

Globovision, an opposition news television station, announced yesterday that it has accepted a buyout offer, to be carried out after the 14 April presidential elections.

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Venezuela Launches New Integrated Media System

Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas (left) and Vice President Nicolás Maduro (right) announced the launch of the new syste

Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas announced the launch of a new state media system on Saturday that will encompass all state and community media outlets.

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Venezuela Launches Digital Television, Excludes Globovisión

Vice President Nicolas Maduro and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza inaugurated the new digital television system on Wednesday (

The Venezuelan government launched a digital television system on Wednesday that provides free digital broadcasting to nearly sixty percent of the country but excludes the opposition channel Globovisión.

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Venezuela Fires Back at Human Rights Commission, Cites Extreme Press Freedoms

Luis Britto Garcia (patriagrande)

Venezuela writer and intellectual Luis Britto defended the Chavez government against accusations of clamping down on press freedoms during a session held by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Iachr) in Washington last Thursday.

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Venezuela Discusses New Strategies For State Media

Participants at the media conference organized by the Ministry of Communication and Information (AVN).

Venezuela’s Ministry of Communication and Information (MinCI) held a public forum on Wednesday in the National University of the Arts (Unearte) in Caracas to discuss what changes are needed to improve the effectiveness and objectivity of state media.

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Chavez Reshuffles Cabinet, Criticises Media Coverage of Venezuela

Hugo Chavez swore in the new members of his cabinet team on Saturday (AVN)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has reshuffled his cabinet ahead of important regional elections in December, swearing in a new vice president and six new ministers on Saturday.

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Venezuela Joins Regional Press Association

Venezuela officially joined FELAP last weekend (patriagrande)

The Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) officially re-accepted Venezuela as a member of its 16-country organization last weekend during the convening of its 11th Congress in the city of Caracas.


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Opposition Cameraman Under Investigation for Gun Attack

Raul Canizales, 34, was shot in the neck during the altercation (CdO)

An official investigation has been launched into the shooting of a farm worker last Tuesday morning during an alleged confrontation with workers from the anti-government television station, Globovision.

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Some Violence and Media Bias as Campaigning Begins for Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

On the campaign trail: Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles (left) and candidate for the current government, Hugo Chavez (Reut

After the first week of electoral campaigning for the 7 October presidential elections, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has reported some media bias in relation to the campaigns. The national assembly has condemned two acts of violence by the opposition, and President Hugo Chavez has reported that his health is no impediment to his campaign.

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