Al Mayadeen CEO sends warm congrats to teleSUR on 17th anniversary
Established under the presidency of late leader Hugo Chavez, teleSUR celebrates its 17th anniversary, at which Al Mayadeen CEO sent a letter of congratulations.
On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the launching of the Global South media outlet teleSUR, Al Mayadeen Media Network CEO, Mr. Ghassan Ben Jeddou, sent a heartening letter to the Venezuela-based television network, praising the steadfastness of the outlet's vision and work against imperialist media.
TeleSUR was founded in 2005 - funded primarily by the Venezuelan government, as well as other neighboring countries in the region. It was launched under the presidency of revolutionary leader Hugo Chávez, who passed away in 2013.
TeleSUR, like many alternative media outlets, challenges misleading neoliberal narratives that continue to demonize the struggles of the peoples of the Global South, push forward imperialist and exploitative narratives, and circulate war-mongering propaganda.
In his letter to the media outlet, Mr. Ghassan Ben Jeddou wrote:
"The establishment of teleSUR was a strategic media event. It is not only an informative channel, in spite of its significant media role and success in Latin America and the world, but it was also indeed a bright and visionary decision from the internationalist leader, Hugo Chávez.
Today, on the anniversary of its establishment, we cannot but recall with much appreciation the channel's journalistic professionalism, political commitment, strategic decisions, and humanitarian example.
We extend our warm greetings to all the brave, creative, and resilient media workers in this steadfast outlet. Despite the numerous pressures that have been exerted against teleSUR, it is, however, still devoted to its values, and a reference for all the free peoples of the world.
This is a tribute to the teleSUR administration on its success in cementing its position as one of the most important media outlets Worldwide."
Moreover, Mr. Ben Jeddou extended his warm greetings to the President of teleSUR, Mrs. Patricia Villegas, remarking that "Patricia is not only a great president of a great channel, but she is also a media icon in the Global South and international community.
With Patricia and teleSUR, we have established an influential, high-end, candid, professional, intellectual media partnership... We, at Al Mayadeen Media Network, will proceed in this cooperative partnership in full depth, strength, and a long-term vision."
#Venezuela | On Sunday, July 24, Ghassan Ben Jeddouu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Al Mayadeen news network, sent a message of congratulations to the entire team of the multinational teleSur on the occasion of its 17th anniversary. https://t.co/Jn7grhenN4 pic.twitter.com/BbyZfWCeo4— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) July 25, 2022
"The Al Mayadeen family yields heartful felicitations to all their friends and colleagues on the 17th anniversary of the establishment of teleSUR.
From the bottom of my heart, I extend to my colleagues at teleSUR, and to the dear captain of the ship Patricia, the most sincere congratulations. I do so with the conviction that this leading channel, whose headquarters are rooted in beautiful Caracas - the capital of victorious Venezuela over conspiracies, sanctions, blockades, and slander under the presidency of the unfaltering Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, resembles steadfast Venezuela, its great people, its vigorous leadership, and its iconic President.
Thus, teleSUR is destined to succeed, innovate, shine, and triumph."