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In Venezuela, It’s The President Who Changes the Channels

from miamiherald.com: In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro controls the TV remote. A week after he turned off Colombian television station NTN24, he threatened to pull the plug on CNN. “They want to show the world that there’s a civil war in Venezuela,” Maduro told a cheering audience Thursday night. “CNN, get out of Venezuela, enough of your propaganda.” Hours later, four of the broadcaster’s journalists had their press passes revoked. Adding to the confusion of the past two weeks of violent protests in Venezuela is that they’ve taken place amid a broadcast brownout. As local television stations have either been unwilling or unable to take a hard-line against the government, citizens are turning elsewhere for news.

#PumpUpThaVolume: September 18, 2020