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Venezuela - Venezuelan authorities impose 2-million-dollar fine on private TV station

Reporters without borders
The chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission, Pedro Maldonado, yesterday imposed a fine of 9.3 millions bolivars (2.162 millions dollars) on the private television channel Globovision over its coverage of riots at El Rodeo prison, near Caracas, in June. “This astronomical penalty is merely a pretext to force Globovision, a private broadcaster which has already been the target of several suspensions and threats of closure in the past, to close its doors and halt its operations (...)

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