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Topic “Venezuela”

Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers


As traditional media outlets made the move to digital, social networks became just as important for maintaining relationships and forming new ones with readers.

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies. Read more »


Journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, U.S. and Venezuela bring home Cabot Prizes from Columbia University

In honoring work that has “contributed to Inter-American understanding,” the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognized journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States and Venezuela. Read more »


Journalist Braulio Jatar is freed from house arrest, but prohibited from leaving Venezuela

Chilean-Venezulean journalist Braulio Jatar Alonso, who has been under house arrest since May 2017 after spending nine months in prison, was freed on July 4, according to CNN en Español.


Cameraman and congress members attacked at Venezuela’s National Assembly

Just three weeks after Venezuelan journalists managed to return to the country’s National Assembly (AN, for its initials in Spanish) to carry out their work, a member of a colectivo (groups aligned with the government of Nicolás Maduro) hit a cameraman and some congress members, as members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) looked on and did not intervene, as local media reported. Read more »


Venezuelan Supreme Court orders news site La Patilla to pay politician US $5 million in moral damages

The Supreme Court of Venezuela sentenced news site La Patilla to pay US $5 million to the Maduro regime’s second-in-command, who sued it for republishing a story linking him to drug trafficking. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists make way into National Assembly after being denied access by national guard for one month

For the first time in one month, Venezuelan journalists forced their way into the building that houses the country’s National Assembly and called on the military to allow the press to cover upcoming sessions. Read more »


104-year-old daily is the latest Venezuelan newspaper to stop print edition due to lack of paper

*This story has been updated.

Venezuelan daily Panorama, founded in 1914 and based in the northwestern state of Zulia, published its last print edition on May 14. Read more »


Media outlets taken off air, social networks blocked and journalists attacked during day of demonstrations in Venezuela

At least three media outlets were taken off the air and 14 journalists were hit by pellets, beaten or suffered other aggressions while carrying out their work during a tense day in Venezuela after opposition leaders called for the end of Nicolás Maduro's government on April 30 in what they called "Operación Libertad" (Operation Freedom). Read more »


Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela selected as JSK international fellows

Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela are among the seven international media professionals selected to receive the John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University in the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Natalia Mazotte, executive director of the Open Knowledge Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, is the Knight Latin American Fellow. Read more »


German journalist released after four months in detention in Venezuela

*This story has been updated to include that Six is now back in Germany.

Venezuelan officials released German journalist Billy Six on March 15 after he spent four months in detention.

Six was given orders to present himself before the court every 15 days and cannot speak about the case to the media, according to freedom of expression organization Espacio Público. Read more »


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