WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
30 May 2007 | News

Press Release: WOLA Criticizes Venezuela’s Handling of RCTV License Non-Renewal

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) criticizes the Venezuelan government for the arbitrariness and violation of the right to due process that marked its decision not to renew the broadcast license that was held by Radio Caracas Television (RCTV). In addition, WOLA is concerned that if the public-service station that will now broadcast over the frequencies that had been licensed to RCTV proves to be nothing more than an outlet for government positions, with little or no room for dissenting views or for critical reporting about the government, then the non-renewal of the RCTV license could also constitute a threat to the right to freedom of expression.

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