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Venezuelan journalist freed after 7 weeks in military prison must appear before authorities every 30 days

Update (Aug. 25): Journalist and activist Carlos Julio Rojas was freed from a Venezuelan military prison on Aug. 24 after spending more than seven weeks in detention. At an Aug. 23 press conference, human rights defenders, journalists and civil society organizations called for international organizations to be allowed to monitor the conditions of political prisoners and specifically mentioned Rojas' case. Read more »


Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata barred from entering Venezuela ahead of Constituent Assembly vote

Well-known Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was detained for eight hours and barred from entering Venezuela ahead of a controversial vote for a Constituent Assembly that will write a new constitution for the country. Read more »


Venezuelans turn city buses into newsrooms in order to fight disinformation

“Good morning. This is the El Bus TV newscast, we’ve come to bring you these headlines.”

El Bus TV icon

What sounds like the start of the five o’clock evening news is surprising Venezuelans in the least expected of places — the city bus. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists covering daily demonstrations must guard against police, 'colectivos,' and protestors

May 26 marked 56 days of continuous protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, during which journalists face aggression from police, armed collectives and protesters alike. Read more »


Recent journalism graduate killed during protests in Caracas, Venezuela

The Venezuelan journalism community is rallying for justice for young social communicator Miguel Castillo who was killed during a recent protest in Caracas. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist detained for 16 days after covering protests against the government is freed

Venezuelan journalist Yonathan Guédez was released on April 26 after being detained for 16 days at one of the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB). Read more »


Independent Venezuelan news site triumphs with live video on Periscope while many move to Facebook Live

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When Periscope launched in March 2015, it was not long before print and digital media saw an opportunity to cover events live and in real-time, a space previously dominated by television news companies. Read more »


Brazilian reporter detained in Venezuela said he was treated as a criminal for doing his job

Journalist Leandro Stoliar of Rede Record, who was detained in Venezuela while reporting on allegations of corruption, said he was treated "as a prisoner, a criminal" during the 30 hours he was detained. Stoliar said the press is not free to work in the country, where "information is a crime." Read more »


Spanish journalist deported ahead of protests in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities deported Spanish freelance journalist Aitor Sáez ahead of protests planned for Jan. 23, continuing a pattern of treatment towards international journalists prior to mass demonstrations. Read more »


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 »


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