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Topic “Venezuela”

Media from Brazil and Venezuela collaborate for innovative report about mining conflict in the Amazon

The intense mining activity that takes place in a vast area of the Venezuelan Amazon inspired a group of journalists interested in social and environmental issues to work collaboratively across borders. Read more »


Online Journalism Awards go to innovative news media in Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela

Latin American newsrooms won four big honors at the 2018 Online Journalism Awards, prestigious prizes recognizing excellent digital journalism.

Postdata.club, a data journalism site in Cuba, won the General Excellence in Online Journalism award for Micro Newsroom. As noted by the organization itself, it often builds or completes data sets due to the difficulty of obtaining public data on the island. Read more »


Study shows Venezuelan journalists work amid threats and economic precariousness

Venezuelan journalists work in an environment often characterized by threats, economic precariousness, limited resources and few job opportunities. Read more »


Press advocates protest after Venezuelan journalist is sent to military prison

A Venezuelan journalist who previously fled his country because of threats is now in a military prison facing multiple charges rejected by press freedom advocates. Read more »


IPYS Venezuela reports selective blocking of news sites El Pitazo and Armando.info by internet providers

During the first two weeks of August of this year, independent news sites Armando.info and El Pitazo were blocked intermittently on the internet by state and private operators, according to a study conducted by Venezuela’s Press and Society Institute (IPYS, for its initials in Spanish).Read more »


Venezuela’s largest independent newspaper, El Nacional, will stop circulating two days of the week to optimize its resources

With the purpose of "optimizing resources and managing inventory more efficiently," the newspaper El Nacional of Venezuela will stop circulating "temporarily" on Mondays and Saturdays starting on Aug. 20, the publication reported Aug. 19 in a short message entitled “Cinco días por la libertad” (Five days for freedom). Read more »


Venezuelan journalists launch newsletter Soy Arepita to create intimate connections with readers and avoid censorship

Dariela Sosa felt a sense of urgency to document what was happening in her home country of Venezuela, as well as a moral duty to spread news from media daring to produce truthful and timely content. Read more »


Venezuelan collaboration on pediatric health and Colombian reporting on plastic surgery win Roche Health Journalism Prize

Reports on pediatric healthcare in Venezuela and illegal plastic surgery in Colombia were awarded with the Roche Health Journalism Prize on July 5.

The prize, organized by Roche América Latina with the Technical Secretariat of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI), “seeks to recognize excellence and promote quality journalistic work in the coverage of health issues in Latin America.” Read more »


Mexican journalist and U.S. photographer based in Caracas honored with IWMF Courage in Journalism Award

Rosario Mosso Castro, investigative reporter and editor-in-chief of Mexican magazine ZETA, and U.S. photojournalist Meridith Kohut, who documents the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, are recipients of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Read more »


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