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Venezuela - State acquires 20% share in only critical TV station, other threats to free expression

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The Venezuelan government announced yesterday that it has acquired a 20 per cent stake in Globovisión, the only over-the-air TV channel that is still very critical of President Hugo Chávez after RCTV was stripped of its licence in 2007. RCTV was subsequently suspended from broadcasting by cable as well, and its latest attempt to return to cable broadcasting was blocked on 25 November. The state took over the Globovisión stake that was held by Sindicato Ávila, a company that has just been (...)

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