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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 »

Press freedom levels in Americas lowest in five years, says new report

The organization Freedom House released its 2014 report on freedom of the press around the world, noting that in 2013 global press freedom was at its lowest level in more than a decade and the lowest in five years for the Americas. Read more »

New online project seeks to leverage social media in coverage of Venezuelan crisis

With the purpose of bypassing the censorship and self-censorship that ail Venezuelan news outlets since the country's mass protests began in February this year, a group of Latin American journalists developed a new site that taps into social media to inform about the crisis. Read more »

Kidnapped Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto freed after 8 days

After being kidnapped for eight days, Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto was safely released today April 14, Globovisión reported. Pinto was freed in the city of Cúa, where she was met and taken care of by municipal police and then moved to Caracas. Read more »

Globovisión journalist kidnapped amidst wave of violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan journalist and Globovisión newsroom editor Nairobi Pinto was kidnapped by three masked and armed men on Sunday April, 5 news agency Venezuela Al Día reported. Read more »

Venezuelan journalists quit Globovisión in protest to censorship, firing of colleagues

Three reporters resigned from Venezuelan TV station Globovisión on Mar. 28 in protest against the channel’s alleged censorship practices and the dismissal of their team of cameramen and technicians. 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 »

Director of Venezuelan newspaper requests investigation against National Assembly leader

The director of the Caracas newspaper, Tal Cual, Teodoro Petkoff, asked the Attorney General’s office last week to open an investigation against Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, his attorney Ytala Hernández Torres and Yurbis Sayago Ramos, notary third of Chacao, for allegedly forging public documents, embezzlement and favoring public officers.  Read more »


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