We were saddened to see the death of Hugo Chavez today – and the barely contained joy from parts of the global elite. The focus on the ‘restrictions to the media’ in particular forms the central plank of the various liberal, neo-liberal and neo-con responses to his government. We thought it would be good to post a reminder of the reason why particular media outlets in Venezuela were restricted over the last decade. The Revolution will not be Televised is a fly-on-the-wall documentary from an Irish film crew who happened to be in Venezuela when the coup against Chavez began. It is compelling watching, although its circulation has been surprisingly curtailed by its distributers.