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Venezuela - October election already fuelling threats and violence against media

Reporters without borders
With seven months to go to an October presidential election in which incumbent Hugo Chávez will face a challenge from opposition leader Henrique Capriles, the media are already experiencing a level of tension and confrontation that is well beyond what is normal in a pluralistic democratic debate. Expressions of hate, insults, rumour-mongering and sometimes violence against journalists “guilty” of belonging to a particular news media have reached alarming proportions. Not all the attacks are (...)

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