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Venezuela - After 2-million-dollar fine, court orders freeze of TV station's assets

Reporters without borders
Venezuela's Supreme Court yesterday ratified a fine of 9.3 million bolivars (2.162 million dollars) imposed by the radio and television regulator on the private television channel Globovisión over its coverage of prison riots last year. The fine was imposed by the National Telecommunications Commission under the Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law (Ley Resorte), which has since been extended to cover the Internet. In June last year, 30 people were killed in several riots at the El Rodeo (...)

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