Watch Telesur TV Live TV from Venezuela
News TV Channel / Telesur is multi-State funded, pan–Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia that is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela. Telesur was launched with the objective of providing information to promote the integration of Latin America. Americas director of Human Rights Watch, Jose Miguel Vivanco, opposed the creation of Telesur. In 2005, Vivanco stated, “If the shareholders of this company belong to a government like Cuba where they have no basic concept of free speech and zero tolerance for independent views, God help us”. Human Rights Watch also criticized the Venezuelan government in 2008 for preventing the freedom of expression of private media by blocking their expansion while strengthening the presence of Telesur and other government media in the country. Telesur has criticized human rights arguing in an article titled How Human Rights Sell War that “the industry and ideology of human rights has been used to justify imperialism and undermine the European and North American left”.