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Topic “Venezuela”

Attacks continue against news media offices in Venezuela

Two Venezuelan news outlets suffered attacks from armed men in the past three days.

In Caracas, the offices of digital news site Crónica Uno, an initiative of freedom of expression organization Espacio Público, were targeted on Aug. 22. Read more »


Freedom of expression groups alarmed by detentions of Venezuelan journalists

Arguing that journalists were making recordings in a “presidential corridor,” members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB for its acronym in Spanish) in Venezuela detained journalists Andreina Flores and Jorge Luis Pérez Valery, according to the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela (IPYS). Read more »


Special Rapporteurs tell Venezuelan government they are concerned with recent attacks against media in the country

Special Rapporteurs at the UN and Inter-American Commission communicated their concerns about the deterioration of media freedom to the Venezuelan government in attempts to open a dialogue with authorities and improve the situation for journalists in the country. Read more »


Digital native media inform and empower rural and indigenous communities in Latin America


Theaters in the streets to relay information, chronicles in indigenous languages and unknown stories from rural communities that don’t appear on the traditional news agenda. This is what some digital native media outlets in Latin America are producing and promoting.

Digital sites like La Pública in Bolivia, El Pitazo in Venezuela and global site Rising Voices are establishing relationships with low-income, rural and indigenous communities. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist has been in prison for a week after courts revoke his house arrest


Venezuelan journalist Leocenis García, founder and editor of the now-defunct editorial group 6to Poder, has been in prison for a week after his house arrest was revoked on July 4 and he was transferred to the jail of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Consumption of news via social media grows in Venezuela in the midst of restrictions to traditional media

Given the various policies of the current Venezuelan government that restrict the free circulation of information in traditional media, social networks have become an alternative for news consumption among Venezuelans. This is according to a study commissioned by the human rights advocacy organization Espacio Público. Read more »


Attacks on the press and restrictions to access of information increase as Venezuelan crisis worsens


In one of the most violent events for the press this year in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, at least 19 media workers were attacked while covering protests taking place on June 2, according to the human rights advocacy organization Espacio Público. Read more »


Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples asks to be recognized by the UN

At the 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations, Anselmo Xunic, president of Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural in Guatemala, asked the forum to recognize the new Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples. Read more »


IPYS Venezuela says 2015 is the most critical year for freedom of expression in the country since 2002

In 2015, Venezuela saw the highest number of violations to freedom of expression and right to information since 2002, according to a recent annual report from the Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its initials in Spanish) Venezuela. Read more »



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