8 jun. 2009

US Website Seeks Anti-Chávez Writers

Craigslist, a classifieds website in the United States, published a classified on May 29 titled 'Anti-Hugo Chávez Writers Needed!' to contribute stories, and reports, among others, against President Hugo Chávez.

US-Venezuelan lawyer Eva Golinger denounced that the classified does not mention the name of the organization wanting people to write against the Venezuelan president in order to contribute to his defeat; she indicated that the writers are wanted by a website based in Washington, DC.

'This classified proves the constant media attacks and conspiracies coming from the United States to destabilize the country (Venezuela). They have even reached alternative spaces in the US media,' she explained.

Golinger pointed out that Craigslist is a centralized network of communities in the Internet best known for its free classified services, with sections aimed at finding and offering jobs, housing, sales, services, community events and debate forums.

'It started in 1995 as an email list of the San Francisco community, in the United States. It was incorporated as a for-profit company in 1999; by 2009, Craigslist has established in about 570 cities in 50 countries. Over 20 million people use it each month and it ranks as one of the most important websites of the world,' highlighted Golinger.

The 'Anti-Hugo Chavez' classified reads as follow:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/wrg/1194772556.html

'Anti-Hugo Chavez Writers Needed! (Washington, DC)

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Date: 2009-05-29, 10:28AM EDT.

Hello there! We are a website dedicated to helping the Venezuelan community fight against Hugo Chavez. This website is a combination of satire, news, awareness, and change regarding the leadership of Hugo Chavez. Please help us in our efforts to save one of the most wonderful countries in the world and remove Hugo Chavez from power!

Here is what we are looking for:

We are looking for writers that can contribute stories, reports, comedic content, cartoons, and more for our website. Looking for political writers, picture up-loaders, personal experiences, personal views, and anything else that will help shed some light on the situation in Venezuela.

That should be about it! We will give you all the credit!

Because we are NOT a company and are not affiliated (yet) with any organizations, this is a non-paid project. But if you would like to help us out, please send us an email.

Thanks for your interest.

Also, if you know any Venezuelan writers, web designers, or anyone else that would like to help out – send them our way!'

Translation by MinCI

Caracas, Jun 4. ABN.