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Topic “Efecto Cocuyo”

Luz Mely Reyes of Efecto Cocuyo talks about ‘creating the new media system in Venezuela’ in midst of crisis and harassment

Twenty years ago, journalists could not have imagined the present situation for media in Venezuela, according to Luz Mely Reyes, director and co-founder of digital site Efecto Cocuyo. Read more »


With coffee and conversation, Efecto Cocuyo seeks to improve coverage of Venezuelan migration in the Americas

In Venezuela, the light coffee taken mid-morning or mid-afternoon to create space for conversation or relaxation is called a guayoyo. Read more »


Independent digital media are helping to regain the trust of the Venezuelan people, says journalist Laura Weffer

Latin music stars raised their voices to send a message of peace and reconciliation at the Venezuela Aid Live concert, held on Feb. 23 in the border city of Cúcuta, Colombia, one day before the planned date to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuelan territory. Read more »


Independent Venezuelan news site triumphs with live video on Periscope while many move to Facebook Live

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When Periscope launched in March 2015, it was not long before print and digital media saw an opportunity to cover events live and in real-time, a space previously dominated by television news companies. Read more »


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