Venezuelan communists protest in front of state channel due to electoral bias

The protest “is an action against the media siege imposed on the candidates of the PCV,” Igor Castillo, the propaganda secretary of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JVC), told Efe.

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EFE

A group of militants of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) protested this Thursday, November 19 in front of the headquarters of the state channel VTV to denounce the bias that they consider to be showing public television in the information treatment of the legislative elections that the country will hold on 6th of December.

At least 30 people gathered on the outskirts of the television station, in eastern Caracas, displaying flags and placards while shouting slogans demanding “the right to truthful information.”

The protest “is an action against the media siege imposed on the candidates of the PCV,” Igor Castillo, the propaganda secretary of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JVC), told Efe.

He explained that the demonstration was supported by Communist Youth, Rafael Uzcátegui Revolutionary Current, Izquierda Unida, Somos Lina and the Autonomous Network of Communal Voices, all leftist organizations that supported the Government of Nicolás Maduro, until they began to be critical in recent years. .

Deputy Yul Jabour, leader of the PCV, told reporters that VTV has censored the candidates of the so-called Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR) to the National Assembly (AN, Parliament).

“It is a public fact and rejected by broad sectors of public opinion, national and international, the premeditated censorship,” said the legislator, who led the protest.

The PCV is the oldest formation in Venezuela and it supported the so-called Bolivarian revolution from its arrival to power in 1999 until in the last three years they began to show differences with the Maduro Administration.

No room for criticism

No one appears on the screens of the public media system to criticize or question any member or supporter of the Government.

On the other hand, state broadcasters, especially VTV, redound in flattery to the ruling Psuv party and President Maduro or in pointing out the opposition, often without evidence, for allegedly being part of terrorist plans.

In the framework of the current electoral campaign, which began on November 3 and will end a month later, VTV has broadcast hours of proselytizing acts of the ruling party every day, with a few minutes for the rest of the opposition candidates.

The majority of the Venezuelan opposition will not participate in these elections because they consider them fraudulent, a position that has led the European Union (EU) and the Organization of American States (OAS) to warn that they will not recognize the contest.

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