19 de agosto de 2016 13:24 PM
Actualizado el 19 de agosto de 2016 13:40 PM
The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) deplored Thursday a “campaign of negative propaganda and discrediting” that, in its words, the Venezuelan state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) and the government have waged against several media.
Claudio Paolillo, chairman of the IAPA's Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, said that using “public media as supportive organs to make propaganda and campaigns to discredit in those spaces that are paid for with resources of all the Venezuelans is nothing but corruption.”
The newspaper El Nacional recently accused the government of carrying out a campaign to discredit it through a video broadcast by VTV.
The 26-second video titled "El Nacional is NOT a media, it is a war laboratory!" declares that the newspaper promotes chaos in the country through "imperial funding, fascism, sensationalist journalism and a touch of racism."