January 11, 2007

CENSORSHIP: Student Magazine, Venezuelan TV Shut Down

The Art Institute of California-San Francisco has fired a part-time professor who claimed the school’s confiscation of a student magazine was a First Amendment violation.

The former professor and his students claim that the Institute has censored other works in the past. Administrators say the magazine, which included criticism of the school’s corporate funders, has since been approved for publication.

In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has come under fire from the Organization of American States and Reporters Without Borders for closing Venezuela’s oldest and largest TV network. He accuses network operators of supporting a failed 2002 coup against him, an event they claim to have covered as a news event only.

Sources:

“Teacher fired; accused school of censorship”
San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2007

“Chavez blasted for pulling plug on TV network”
Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2007

One thought on “CENSORSHIP: Student Magazine, Venezuelan TV Shut Down

  1. Please be more responsible with your news. The “news” put about Chavez is terribly malformed. RCTV explicitly supported the coup. There is videos on YouTube showing this. And even the coupists themselves on-air during the coup thanked RCTV for their aid.

    For a better, more in-depth and researched looked at what exactly is happening with RCTV, please read this.