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CHÁVEZ'S HEALTH

Venezuelan telecoms board starts proceedings against Globovisión

The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony

ALEJANDRA M. HERNÁNDEZ F. |  EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday January 10, 2013  12:09 PM
Seeking sanctions, Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has opened an eighth administrative procedure against private TV news channel Globovision.

The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony and their views about some Articles of the Constitution of Venezuela.

Conatel Director Pedro Maldonado alleged that Globovisión violated Article 27 of the Radio and Television Social Responsibility Law, which forbids radio, television and electronic media from broadcasting messages that may instigate or promote hatred and intolerance based on religious or political reasons, gender, racism or xenophobia; instigate, promote and/or justify or defend crime; constitute war propaganda; promote anxiety among the public or alter the public order; repudiate legitimately constituted authorities; constitute a call to homicide; instigate or promote non-compliance with the current legal system.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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