Monday, August 03, 2009

UPDATE 2-Venezuela begins shutdown of 34 radio stations | Markets | Bonds News | Reuters

CARACAS, Aug 1 (Reuters) - More than a dozen of 34 radio stations ordered shut by the Venezuelan government went off the air on Saturday, part of President Hugo Chavez's drive to extend his socialist revolution to the media.

The association of radio broadcasters said 13 stations had stopped transmitting, following an announcement Friday night by government broadcasting watchdog Conatel that 34 radio outlets would be closed because they failed to comply with regulations.

They are ahead of us in that we are still working on the "regulations" that will selectively silence Fox, and those radio stations that carry Limbaugh and others. On the other hand our revolutionaries are easier to enumerate.

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