Imagine if a U.S. television station not only aired programs criticizing the federal government but went so far as to stage a coup to overthrow the administration. That scenario may be difficult for Americans to imagine, but Venezuelan opposition station RCTV did just that in 2002. Cuban journalist Elizalde takes a look at the Venezuelan media landscape in the aftermath of RCTV’s officially mandated shutdown.
Posted on Jun 9, 2007
Rosa Miriam Elizalde was born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba in 1966. She is a columnist for the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde and author of several books including Jineteros en la Habana (1997), Flores Desechables: Prostitución en Cuba (1998), and Chavez Nuestro (2004). She has twice been awarded the Premio Nacional de Periodismo “Juan Gualberto Gómez”, the country’s most important award given annually to a professional journalist.