Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s Media Isn’t Smearing the Opposition; It’s Making Them Invisible

With legislative elections on December 6 fast approaching and faith in President Nicolás Maduro’s government at an all-time low, Venezuela’s opposition senses an opportunity for a big win. Polls indicate a 15 to 30 point advantage for opposition candidates, which means that for the first time since the early 2000s the opposition has a real … Read more Venezuela’s Media Isn’t Smearing the Opposition; It’s Making Them Invisible

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State-Owned Media and the Public Interest

Regimes that seek to limit civilian and political opposition have found a new tool in controlling their messaging: state-owned media. This comes despite the fact that state media—like many means of communication—should serve the interests of all citizens and provide information free of commercial, state or political influence. According to a 2009 report by the … Read more State-Owned Media and the Public Interest

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