Venezuela; Chavez and the “Illegal” Radio Stations:In Which country is allowed to broadcast without permission and clear identified and named broadcaster? In yours?


Here I put some articles and statements from Venezuela in order to disipate some of the falacies and hipocrecy by the “Freedom Fighters”
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The Venezuelan people gathered Sunday on the outskirts of the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), located in Las Mercedes, to express their support for the institute with regard to the measures taken on Friday in relation to the cancellation of concessions to 34 radio and television stations operating in the country.

During a tour of the facilities conducted by the Commission found some opinions from people who attended the focus on support for democratization of the radio spectrum.

In that sense, Mireya Bolet, councilor and resident of the municipality of Chacao, said: “I totally agree with the measure taken by the Minister Diosdado Cabello to put in the hands of the Venezuelan people, the radio spectrum. Now for us to continue denying the attacks that have claimed to see the private media in Venezuela that there is no freedom of expression. ”

She also noted its agreement with the Media Crimes Act, as it should regulate the media crimes. “Enough to sit and watch the private channels that are deceptive and attack the people and Government.”

Leod Diaz, who lives in Valles del Tuy, Miranda State, said this is a measure that the Venezuelan people were waiting, because the radio stations were operating illegally and enriched by the spectrum belongs to the people.

He called on people to avoid being manipulated and mobilized to defend the stations democratized so as to provide greater participation and independent domestic producers to eliminate the large media spectrum.

For his part, Jose Torres, a resident of the municipality of Sucre, said starting this Monday at meetings being conducted by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv), explained to members what it really measure. “The people should be clear that the decision made by Conatel aims at the cancellation of concessions to radio stations that operate illegally.”

Note that, since last Friday July 31, began the process of notifying the radio, where expiration of the concession or permit, holders of concessions and killed another person illegally operated the service, waiver to concessions or permits, where the incumbent did not seek permission to adapt their existing legal framework in the period stipulated.

The senator supports the measure Conatel / argues that media campaigns to promote further concessions managed by fraud / He stated that the national government is based on the democratization of the frequencies

(VTV)
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For the member of the National Assembly, Darío Vivas, the recovery of the 34 stations by the Venezuelan State means the ending of impunity, which remained unlawfully in a media latifundio privileged hands.

“Here these men were used to illegally seize property that we are all Venezuelans. In the area of communications and various maneuvers have used blackmail, and nominees, who were occupying the frequencies from long ago , “he said.

Venezuela raised in the program, which transmits Venezolana de Television, the senator noted that radio stations had the opportunity to provide documentation to prove the legality of their concessions and did not.

“We intend to campaign to be allowed to continue acting as unlawful, fraudulent and deceptive, as these frequencies were running.”

Thus, Vivas said that people who regularly maintain their documents should be attached to act right and not a mockery, “as did the tiny privileged acting only in their own interests.

“The Venezuelan people cried because they carry out these measures. The dominance of these large consortia is rejected by the Venezuelan people because curtails the right of access to information and freedom of expression.”

In this sense, the MP said that “today the government has committed to establishing our Constitution,” while stressing that the law placed the parameters under which the grant should be maintained in a medium.

Also noted that the National Government, based on the Constitution and for the benefit of the Venezuelan people, took this step in the democratization of media and access for everyone in these frequencies.

The space allocation for the State Radio and breaches of its rules, can result in administrative penalties or the termination of radio and television concessions, such as those recently implemented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel).

In an act of justice overturned Conatel concessions to 34 radio and television stations in the country for cases such as death and resignation of the previous holder, the expiration of the grant and the non-submission of the parties before the regulator of telecommunications and applications exchange of securities which were declared invalid.

Importantly, the radio space is managed by 27 families, representing 32% of the total.

03 August 2009. -The measures are developed by National Telecommunications Commission in terms of democratizing the spectrum are adjusted to the Act and are mandated by the Venezuelan constitution.

So said the deputy of the National Assembly Darío Vivas in an interview in the program transmitting awoke Venezuela Venezolana de Television (VTV).

Vivas said that the companies against whom radiales Conatel opened administrative processes, are outside the constitutional framework and are dedicated to monopolize the radio spectrum that is “dominated by large consortia.

In this sense, the Venezuelan deputy indicated that the measures taken by the national government are being led to the democratization of the radio spectrum and are supported by the Venezuelans.

“The Venezuelan people cried because they carry out these measures. Mastery of these large consortia is rejected by the Venezuelan people because curtails the right of access to information and freedom of expression, “he said.

The congressman said that the radio companies that were part of administrative measures by Conatel “have not been able to demonstrate that they have granted simply because they do not have.”
Finally, Vivas said his support for the drives and found that Conatel “must be deepened in order to eliminate the monopoly that the big domestic capital installed in the communications industry”.

This Friday, the 34 canceled concessions Conatel to radio and television stations in the country for cases such as death and resignation of the previous holder, the expiration of the grant and the non-submission of the parties before the regulator of telecommunications and applications exchange for securities that were declared invalid.

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3 August 2009 .- The Minister of People’s Power for Communication and Information, Blanca Eekhout said that the measures taken by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) to the 34 radio stations, intends to respond to the Venezuelan government to rescue freedom of expression. So, it is held by the people and not by the owners of private media.

In this regard, supported the decision of Conatel and said it was necessary because, in his opinion, the “mass media” Creoles have always acted according to their personal and economic interests.

To reinforce this point, Eekhout recalled the action of the television, radio and newspapers during the events of February 1987, where “to criminalize the people’s protests and they stand by the oppressors, and supported the slaughter against the community.”

Moreover. stated that the constant attacks from the media and opposition sectors, the measures taken by Conatel is because the different “oligarchic groups” want to maintain the old model “of monopolistic and delivery of the nation to foreign powers.”

Within this model, according to the head of the communication and information, there is a scheme where the imposed economic and media power to prevent any emergence of competition would raise awareness of the people.

In that regard, he indicated that before the revolution, the “subjugated” to the independent producers who are unable to participate in the radio spectrum.

She also noted that entrepreneurs in the media have unleashed a campaign, national and international, which aims to patent a parent of opinion involving the national government with rebel groups, terrorists or drug traffickers, to halt the progress that has been achieved on regional integration.

Moreover, the White Eekhout minister said that the future of mass communication is in the hands of community are those who should form the community regarding the handling of the media to “demystify” the TV channels and radios, so people can discern from the content they receive through the radio spectrum.

Similarly, he called for “reviewing the habits of viewers.” To be more critical and to avoid, according to her, that children are exposed to the anti and the desculturización “that have undergone different TV channels, over the years.

It is important to emphasize that these statements by the minister Eekhout were made during his participation in the forum that transmits TV, every Sunday, Venezolana de Television.
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“I Challenge to the Circuito Nacional Belfort operated to provide a document showing that the Conatel authorized to operate the 102.3 frequency. They are saying that the station is theirs and not true,” said Minister of People’s Power for Public Works and Housing, Diosdado Cabello.

During the demonstration to support the cancellation of concessions to operate radio stations that are illegally held this Sunday at the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), located in Las Mercedes, Caracas, the official noted that during years they did business in and to the people who gave the award to the family of broadcasters seized 32% of the radio spectrum, and then say there is no latifundio media. ”

“This has started to say that they are revoking concessions and that is not true. The state is simply recovering the concessions that were being used illegally for more than 30 years. It is an act of justice that has to do with giving power to people, “he said.

He stressed that despite protests, the operators of the 34 stations passed have acknowledged the legality of the measure, as have their transmitters shut down immediately upon receiving notification of Conatel, because they know we are committed to the law. ”

Meanwhile, he noted that those who defend those who believe these frequencies owners “have no legal argument, they go around the bush talking about freedom of expression, that it needs to know the people.”

“The radio spectrum is to be democratized duélale who hurt,” said Cabello, while also warned those who dare to operate without permits are subject to sanctions under the Telecommunications Act.

“There are various penalties, including confiscation of equipment and the second is that they will be subject to suspension for five years of activity in telecommunications and can go to jail if a repeat these facts. We will apply the law as whether they are called, whether they are family, “he said.

With respect to call out to the streets through Globovisión fact, the minister said that “if you want to protest do so, but do not try to subvert the constitutional order, or call guarimbas and that if they do meet the .

“Yesterday some television broadcast things that are permitted only in this government. Now we have to do a review of information and be responsible if they violate the law, “he added.

Workers must not be manipulated stations

Diosdado Cabello urged the workers of the 34 stations to avoid being manipulated by the operators of 34 radio stations sanctioned. “The owners of the companies operating these stations gave no involvement of employees. Now they do, but to use them. Do not let yourselves be manipulated, fellas. Do not let yourselves be manipulated, brothers, “said Cabello.

He also emphasized that the Government has never abandoned the working class, nor has never abandoned those in the street. “Do not allow to be used by those who exploded for 30 and 40 years,” he said.

Cabello said that they (the operating radios) just want to keep “sucking blood”, and it reiterated that this measure is an act of justice for genuine truth, for truth and not manipulated, the media and laboratory .

He stressed that those who live there say that there is no democracy, but now there is. “Be clear that each step is so that there is more democracy and participation of the Venezuelan people,” said the minister.

“It’s that people have access to what was never before, because each time a community is about to grant a request Conatel to tell you that there is space, because the private owners and the owners think of the radio spectrum , “said Cabello.
The president warned Conatel who dare to operate without permits are subject to sanctions under the Telecommunications Act.

In that sense, he explained that there were several penalties, including confiscation of equipment, five years suspension from any activities of telecommunications, as well as deprivation of liberty whether to repeat these facts.

“They know the law and know that we too, we have no legal arguments to defend themselves and if they are made with materials that have no consistency. The law is going to implement as whether they are called, are of the family who are “stressed hair.

Cabello said that the radio station 102.3 FM, may transmit over the Internet. “The state has no problem, no problem in leaving the internet, but do so with your silver to the concessions by the State came into the pockets of very few.”

She argued that for years they did business in and to the people who gave the award to the family of broadcasters seized 32% of the radio spectrum, and then say there is no latifundio media. ”
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The radio frequency (FM) identified as 102.3 on the dial did not belong to the entrepreneur Nelson Belfort, as they are insistently informing the private media, which claim that it is violating freedom of expression in Venezuela with a stop of concessions the radio business did not go to the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) to update their data.

This was reported by the web portal Conatel (www.conatel.gob.ve), which provides the elements needed to explain the action, set to right, which is conducting the national government.

In the portal reported that the grant of the frequency was originally awarded to civic Rosa Rodriguez and not the employer Guiscafré Nelson Belfort as has been claimed to believe the population.

“In one case, for example CNB 102.3 FM, was the cessation of the legal effect of the permit authorizing the use and exploitation of the frequency 102.3 MHz to the public Rosa Rodriguez Guiscafré as legally relinquished the permit, when operating frequency of the corporation was doing the CNB 102.3 FM Caracas, without proper authorization to do so, “says the portal Conatel.

Also, Conatel informed that the decision was notified to the station, informing him that the administrative decision taken by the Ministry of People’s Power for Public Works and Housing, may bring the respective application for review or appeal before the Administrative Cancellation Political Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court.

Since the days Friday began the process of notifying the radio, where expiration of the concession or permit, holders of concessions and killed another person illegally operated the service, waiver of concessions or permits for those where the owner did not seek permission to adapt their existing legal framework in the period, among others.

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