While endorsing President Hugo Chávez' decision not
to renew the broadcasting license to 53-year television network
Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), Francisco Rangel Gómez,
the Governor of southern Bolívar state, said he is to
propose the Executive Branch to impose comprehensive controls
on radio stations and newspapers both in Bolívar state
and throughout Venezuela.
"A comprehensive revision of these media -beyond TV channels- is necessary too because some radio stations and newspapers need to be reviewed too."
Some 10 newspapers and five TV channels, together with a number of radio stations, are currently operating in Bolívar state -the region with the highest number of media per capita in Venezuela.
INTERVIEW Pedro Pablo Fernández faces the tough task of the children of his kind: breaking with the label according to which he is identified as "Eduardo Fernández's son." His categorical, sound style in contrast with his father's calm, smiling mood has helped him frame his own name, in spite of father and son having similar standpoints. A deputy to the Venezuelan National Assembly, an attorney-at-law majoring in economy from the University of Colorado and holder of a Master Degree in Public Policies from Georgetown University, his solitary political performance is nevertheless controversial, particularly after his speech at the parliament during the election of its board, last January.