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Venezuelan court upholds Globivison TV fine

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's Supreme Court has upheld a $2 million fine against the opposition-aligned television station Globovision imposed by regulators for coverage of a prison uprising last year.

The court has denied an appeal by Globovision's directors and journalists to overturn the fine imposed by Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission. Regulators accused the channel of "apologizing for crime," "altering the public order" and promoting political intolerance during its coverage of the intervention by troops to quash rioting at El Rodeo prison.

Ricardo Antela, a legal consultant for the station, said Tuesday that the court's ruling doesn't confirm the fine because other appeals are pending in other courts.

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