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Topic “Venezuela”

Armando.info offers scholarship for international reporters investigating issues ignored by the media

Investigative journalism site Armando.info, which is based in Venezuela, is inviting journalists to propose stories on issues that are largely uncovered.

As part of the Reporting Projects Contest, the site will choose ten stories to receive a stipend of up to US $2,000 that will be published on Armando.info in 2017. Read more »


Detentions of journalists increase in Latin America and the rest of the world, according to expert reports

Currently, at least 250 journalists worldwide have been detained in relation to their reporting work, according to recent reports by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and international nonprofit Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

In Latin America, CPJ reported that four journalists in Cuba (2), Panama (1) and Venezuela (1) have been jailed. In comparison, this organization did not record any imprisonments in the Latin American region in its 2015 statistics. Read more »


Venezuelan digital media launch joint advertising strategy to ensure profitability

After several years of joining forces, the “Rebel Alliance” took another step forward in its struggle to survive the forces of the dark side.

It is not the plot of a new sequel to “Star Wars,” but a business strategy established by three Venezuelan digital media sites in order to ensure their profitability and shield themselves against censorship -- making an intentional parallel with the film saga – that they’ve called the Rebel Alliance (Alianza Rebelde). Read more »


Braulio Jatar completes 3 months in prison in Venezuela as international campaign for his release advances


Ana Julia Jatar shared a photo of her brother Braulio 82 days after he was first imprisoned in Venezuela. His face is gaunt, his once full head of silver hair is shaven and he wears a sad expression on his face. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas premieres in Venezuela with programming workshop and "hackathon" of public data

International organization Chicas Podererosas (Powerful Girls) recently launched its Venezuelan chapter with a workshop on analysis and programming, as well as a “hackathon” of public data.

Venezuelan journalists Yelitza Linares, Carmen Riera and Nathalie Alvaray of the consulting firm Sinergia, Design and Innovation (SDI for its acronym in Spanish) are the representatives, or "ambassadors", of Chicas Poderosas in Venezuela. Read more »


Journalists reporting on Venezuelan crisis risk temporary and prolonged detentions

Covering protests, photographing food lines or taking video inside a hospital can be risky for journalists working in Venezuela today. Various reporters and photojournalists working in the country have been subjected to temporary and prolonged detentions in the process of carrying out their jobs in recent months. Read more »


Journalists targeted as Venezuelans take to the streets once again to protest government of Nicólas Maduro

Journalists covering mass protests against the Venezuelan government of President Nicólas Maduro fought to carry out their work despite restrictions in the form of government detentions, physical attacks and harassment during the Oct. 26 “Toma de Venezuela” (Taking of Venezuela). Read more »


Chilean-Venezuelan journalist detained in Venezuela is transferred to new state; countries spar over detention

A Venezuelan journalist whose family has reported him as missing on two different occasions, has resurfaced in a detention center in Guárico state.

Braulio Jatar Alonso was first reported missing by his family on Sept. 3. It was later discovered that he was detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) on the island of Margarita and was subsequently charged with money laundering. Read more »


Detention of Venezuelan journalist denounced as retaliation for covering protests against Maduro

The Sept. 3 detention of lawyer and journalist Braulio Jatar Alonso on Margarita Island in the state of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela has caused indignation and rejection. Family members, as well as local and international human rights organizations have labeled the case a “total abuse” and an attack of press freedom in the country. Read more »


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