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Topic “Nicolás Maduro”

News sites in Venezuela report attacks on their servers and blocking of Twitter and SoundCloud

The blocking of news sites reporting on the ongoing social and political crisis in Venezuela continued as opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned to the country after a 10-day tour of the region seeking support to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Guaidó's return was being covered live by news media critical of Maduro and watched by netizens on social networks and on video platforms such as YouTube. Read more »


OAS rapporteur is concerned with state of freedom of expression in Venezuela

The Organization of American States' special rapporteur for Freedom of Expression released a statement in which it “express[ed] its deepest concern for the deterioration of the right to freedom of expression in Venezuela.” Read more »


Newsprint shortage causes state of emergency for Venezuelan newspaper El Universal


Venezuelan newspaper El Universal declared itself in a state of emergency on Monday May 5 due to a lack of newsprint, saying their current inventory would allow them to publish for two more weeks at the most, according to a statement by the paper. El Universal will need to cut down its print edition to two sections of eight pages each, with the rest of the content published online. Read more »


Venezuelan government is openly manipulating information, IPYS director says

For Marianela Balbi, executive director of the Institute of Press and Society (IPYS) in Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro is censoring critical media outlets -- with tactics like the blockage of live broadcasts of the protests -- in an effort to prevent more people from joining the manifestations. In the poorer areas of Venezuela, where internet access is scarce, the only version of events people know is the one they learn from local news programs.  Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for Latin American summit of chavista Twitter users

During the second edition of his new radio and TV show “En Contacto con Maduro, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro proposed a conference of Twitter users from Latin America and the Caribbean in Caracas, state TV network Venezolana de Television (VTV) reported. Read more »


Venezuelan president launches radio program “In contact with Maduro”


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro launched a weekly radio program titled “En contacto con Maduro” (“In contact with Maduro” in English) on Tuesday, March 11, reported the digital newspaper Infobae. With his new program, Maduro emulates the late former President Hugo Chávez, whose own program, “Aló Presidente” (“Hello Mr. President”), communicated his policies and activities every Sunday. Read more »


Venezuelan president blames U.S. media for misrepresenting the country, plotting overthrow of government


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused foreign media and the U.S. government of misrepresenting the country and of participating in a collective plot to overthrow the Venezuelan government, Bloomberg reported. Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for a boycott on four critical newspapers

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a boycott on several national newspapers after accusing them of having distorted the results of the recent municipal elections in the country, the Press and Society Institute informed. Read more »


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