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Venezuela: RCTV's Loss of License

Categories: Latin America, Venezuela, Media & Journalism

RCTV [1] (Radio Caracas Television), a private media station and critic of President Hugo Chavez will not have its license renewed by the government at the end of May. Oil Wars wonders what will replace RCTV [2], but thinks this is an opportunity to restructure how media is controlled. However, Caracas Chronicles mentions polling results that found nearly 70% of Venezuelans do not agree with this non-renewal [3], “making it the least-popular move of his eight-year presidency.”