Under the premise of ‘truth within everyone’s reach’, TeleSur Libre starts operations, a communication platform at the service of democratic governments in Latin America, designed to disseminate news and information that allow citizens to have access to reliable and truthful information. In this first stage, the platform will be active through the world wide web and on social networks. In a second phase, we will be a streaming and open television signal.
Roberto Marrero, president of TeleSur Libre, defends the right of Latin American citizens and the world to know the truth: “We understand that the truth is being misrepresented by totalitarian regimes who insist on making people believe that before they came to power everything was bad, flawed, and they offer their peoples false promises, while citizens lose more and more quality of life and freedoms … That is what we want to reveal and fight back,” he said. Mr. Marrero knows first-hand what it means to be a victim of a dictatorship, that of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, who had him kidnapped in a prison for a year and a half in one of the main torture centers in Venezuela. “We are willing to give our lives for the truth,” he asserted.
For his part, Eduardo Sapene, Director of TeleSur Libre, pointed out that it will be a combative window to the excessive penetration and manipulation of propaganda messages from totalitarian regimes in their alleged ‘communicational hegemony’. “In TeleSur Libre, as our slogan says, the truth will be available to everyone. Our information will arrive through social networks and new technologies to any corner of the world due to the impossibility of making use of traditional media in countries where censorship prevails and where neither ‘Freedom of Expression’ nor ‘Human Rights’ can reach,” added the prestigious Venezuelan journalist and former director of Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV).
President Juan Guaidó: TeleSur Libre comes to confront censorship and disinformation
The appointment of both Roberto Marrero and Eduardo Sapene was made by the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, on April 17th, 2021. “The disinformation and censorship apparatus of the dictatorship is one of its tools to sustain itself in Venezuela and make propaganda in our country and the region,” Guaidó wrote on his Twitter account.