This week on CounterSpin: A new book tries to set the record straight on some of the most straight-forward questions about Venezuela and its president Hugo Chavez. How does reality in Venezuela measure up to the prevailing media myths? We’ll ask Chesa Boudin, one of the co-authors of the book The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions, 100 Answers.
Also: “Fair use” rights are not well-understood by much of the public, but they are essential to journalistic and intellectual freedom. They are also under assault by copyright and trademark laws. Marjorie Heins of the Free Expression Policy Project at New York University’s Brennan Center is with join us to discuss the threats to fair use and what that means for journalism and documentary filmmaking.