Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Venezuela opens investigation into CNN en Espanol after false reporting on looting

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Venezuela's government is opening an investigation against CNN en Espanol (CNNE) over the news network's allegedly false report on looting in the country, the CONATEL telecommunications regulator said in a statement.

CONATEL said on Friday that "given the seriousness of these facts [false looting report]" and the impact of media on public opinion, Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission "has initiated a punitive administrative proceeding" against CNNE over the "dissemination" of false information on the territory of Venezuela.

Earlier on Friday, CNNE issued a statement recognizing its mistake and apologizing
 
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