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  •  The government is on record saying (1+ / 0-)
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    they wish they do succeed in cable, obviously it would make this PR disaster more palpateable.

    Don't know if you can read Spanish but this is more or less what the communication's minister is saying regarding the workers future:

    *Set up cooperatives and they will be allowed to broadcast under the new channel.

    *The rest should not be fired because the station is studying its cable only future.

    Obviously the likelihood of RCTV surviving on its own without government subsidies is slim, but nevertheless it is the only way to humanely remove the corporate domination of the media without real censorship.

    •  Thanks for the info (0+ / 0-)

      Apparently, RCTV has ruled out broadcasting on cable (although whether they stick to this is something else).

      Can't read Spanish yet (I'm learning), unfortunately, but thanks for the summary.

      If the government follows through on its stated plans for the replacement channel, then I think it will do a lot to improve the state of Venezuela's press, which is of course a very good thing.

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