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Venezuelans upset by the government-ordered shutdown of Radio Caracas Television can follow the station’s new daily broadcasts at YouTube.

It’s been said that the Internet routes itself around obstacles. In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has motivated Radio Caracas to use the Internet, and route around his ban on their station.

No big deal, said CNN. Radio Caracas already has a way around Chavez’s order:

Although the station is officially off the air, CNN’s Harris Whitbeck said its news department continues to operate on reduced staffing, and the three daily hour-long installments of the newscast “El Observador” are uploaded onto YouTube by RCTV’s Web department.

“We’re just doing our job as journalists,” said an employee of RCTV. “As long as somebody is seeing us, we consider what we are doing to be valid.”

Chavez and Radio Caracas had been at odds for years, with the latest incident happening when the government refused to renew the station’s broadcast license. Reporters Without Borders now says the Chavez regime will next target Globovisi

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