Venezuelan TV Station to possibly air from Mexico
The shutdown of the major news station RCTV (Radio Caracas Television), in other words, Caracas Radio Television was off the air on May 27th, 2006. The justification for the government not to renew the broadcast license is because Chavez's administration claims to have found links to the 2002 coup to the news station. This event not only killed many Venezuelans from both sides of the opposition, but gave birth to animosity, hatred and violence among Venezuelans revolving president Chavez.
There are three stories that have reported on the development and possibility of the channel airing through other networks from the country of Mexico. Perhaps a future partnership among several networks from Mexico (TV Azteca, Televisa) may be shortly close to a deal.
The publication from Venezuela El Universal, The Universal, comments concisely on the efforts by Marcel Granier, head of the channel, that he will do whatever it takes to keep our Venezuelan audience informed here our in country and abroad. On other hand, The BBC did a similar story accept they had much more information from Mr Granier and had colorful quotes from people at the news station, and described the mood towards the changes made by the government. Finally, The CNN online edition said something different on why the government did not renew the license. It stated that is was trying to democratize the airwaves. In order to achieve freedom of expression in a democracy its important to have voices from all perspectives in a society. Therefore, allow difference of opinions.