I want to raise my voice for all my fellows journalist. I am disgusted with the treatment that all my colleagues are facing every day at work, at home or while reporting out on the field. The Venezuelan government is getting good at controlling the media. Chavez knows that the media is the source to persuade people effectively and rapidly. Without any doubt, the president want to keep presenting to the public a false reality which he wants to keep until the end to convince all his followers that his ideology is the right choice. It is sad to see that each day in Venezuela there are less TV stations, radios stations, and newspapers that report the true injustice committed by the government. Now, instead of hearing the two side of the story, the government is committed to broadcast just the programs that satisfy its ideology. If you follow any international news, you will see how Chavez’s supporters insult and attack reporters that are out on the field doing their job.
“Carla Angola, of the TV station Globovisión, was attacked and insulted during a live interview with supporters of Chávez demonstrating in Caracas on 3 January. The same day, Jorge Labrador, of the TV station Televén, was attacked by pro-Chávez people who insulted him and threw stones at him.” [taken from www.vcrisis.com]
The climate that I could perceived from the news was injustices, injustice, and injustice. People were afraid of speaking freely, and this never happened before at least that I remembered. It shocks me that more than 30 reporters have left the country due to the government constant persecution. I cannot stand for that. I oppose any hurting, killing, and kidnapping of people so Chavez can accomplish his goal. A goal of a corrupt government that is not going to stop.
According to Reporters without Borders , “ 62 journalist have being attack in Venezuela”. Imagine all the unanimous journalist that are not listed on the article that have being maltreated and persecuted by the government. Where are the human rights? In every Country, all human have rights that are guarantee by the local and international law. But apparently in Venezuela, human rights does not exist all that exist is what Chavez says it should be done.
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