Venezuela Debates Media's Role in Campaign In the lead-up to December's presidential election, Venezuela is deeply divided over the role of private TV channels. Venezuelan officials say private channels are overtly political and distort information.
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Venezuela Debates Media's Role in Campaign

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Venezuela Debates Media's Role in Campaign

Venezuela Debates Media's Role in Campaign

Venezuela Debates Media's Role in Campaign

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In the lead-up to December's presidential election, Venezuela is deeply divided over the role of private television channels. Venezuelan officials say private channels are overtly political and distort information. Opposition candidates say the government is attempting to stifle freedom of expression. The debate heated up after President Hugo Chavez ordered an investigation into the licenses that allow private television channels to go on the air.