Thursday, July 30, 2009

Venezuela's Attorney General: 'Freedom Of Expression Must Be Limited'

From Yahoo News/AP:

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's top prosecutor insisted Thursday that freedom of expression in Venezuela "must be limited," and proposed legislation that would slap additional restrictions on the country's news media.

The new law would punish the owners of radio stations, television channels and newspapers that have attempted to "cause panic" and "disturb social peace," Attorney General Luisa Ortega said.

It also would punish those media owners who "manipulate the news with the purpose of transmitting a false perception of the facts."

"Freedom of expression must be limited," Ortega said.

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My Comment: Chavez's Government does not even hide their intentions anymore. So much for freedom of the press and the freedom to protest.

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