[QODLink]
Americas

Venezuela sells last critical TV news network

Critics say Globovision's acquisition by private investors who want to neutralise channel aims to silence opposition.

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 02:44
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Venezuela's opposition has long complained of having its voice unfairly silenced by the government.

Critics say the government is attempting to further censor the political opposition by selling Globovision, the sole TV network that is critical of the country's leadership, to a group of private investors who want to neutralise the cannel.

Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Caracas.

59

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.