TV News LIES

Saturday, May 23rd

Last update06:04:27 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South America

WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South America

E-mail Print PDF
WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South AmericaIn an effort to deflect and counteract leftist regimes in Latin America during the Cold War, Washington attached great political importance to its propaganda efforts.

From Cuba to Chile, the US sought to promote friendly media while cultivating the support of right-wing reporters. Ultimately, such propaganda efforts proved not only economically wasteful but also politically self-defeating as Washington antagonised the Latin left, leaving a bitter residue for years to come.

In light of the Cold War experience one might expect Washington to learn from its mistakes, yet in 2006 Voice of America started to broadcast toward leftist Venezuela.

Originally founded in 1942, the Voice of America is overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (or BBG), a quasi-independent company in charge of US "public diplomacy" which in turn beams radio and TV programming to countries such as Cuba.

Recent diplomatic cables disclosed by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks underscore Washington's high stakes media war in Latin America.

Though Cuba had been an earlier focal point of US propaganda efforts, in more recent times it is Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, who has sounded the alarm bell over at the state department.

More...

Most Recent Related Stories...


The BBC braces for the fight of its life

BBC fighting for its lifeA majority Conservative government was the outcome that Europe’s largest public broadcaster dreaded most.And Prime Minister...

Diminished freedoms: Jailing and killing the media

jason Rezaian, jailed WP reporterThe gruesome image of a journalist dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit kneeling helplessly before their...

Press freedom is declining in the US

Press freedom decliningToday the world recognizes World Press Freedom Day. Instituted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific &...

Life after the sting: ‘(T)error’ doc explores FBI use of paid informants

Tarik shahJenkins’ son, Tarik Shah, a jazz bassist and 10th degree black belt, was convicted in 2007...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!