Class, nationalism and the BBC's reporting of Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution
Salter, L. (2008) Class, nationalism and the BBC's reporting of Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution. In: The Propaganda Model 20 Years on the Margins, University of Northumbria, December 2008.
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This confernece paper is based on a large research project on the reporting of Venezuela on the BBC News web site. We looked at years of coverage - 304 articles - and analysed the coverage. We found a heavy bias against Chevez and the Bolivarian Revolution based on an ignorance of class dynamic and a reliance on liberal nationalism as a form of neutralisation of politics.