Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chavez Threatens Media Outlet

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is threatening to shut down the television station Globovision for announcing an earthquake in the country before the government. He has stated that they caused unnecessary panic and accused the station of "media terrorism", according to the AFP. ''You are playing with fire, manipulating, inciting hate and much more. All of you: television networks, radio stations, papers,'' President Chávez said. "Don't make a mistake with me.''

''They are trying to shut us because we gave good information before they did,'' Alberto Ravelli, Globovision's general manager, told the Miami Herald. `"This is crazy. They don't want any information on the air inside or outside of the country on what's really happening.''

Image: Miami Herald
Online sources: AFP, Miami Herald

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