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Monday, 7 December 2009

How FT sources compromised its Venezuela coverage‏

Further to the Latin America 2009 conference interested readers may be interested in this article - How Financial Times’ Limited Sources Compromised its Venezuela Coverage by Justin Delacour.

It describes at length how Andy Webb-Vidal uses a very narrow range of sources when reporting from latin america. In the case of Webb-Vidal these were Venezuela Opposition leaders, Us based think tanks that share the view that Venezuela is a strategic threat in the region and spokespersons for foreign governments - primarily US sources but also anonymous diplomats who share the same view.
This report is essential reading.