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Topic “Venezuela”

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 »


Venezuelan journalists sue state newsprint distribution company for alleged discrimination in El Carabobeño case


The director of Complejo Editorial Alfredo Maneiro (CEAM for its initials in Spanish), the Venezuelan state enterprise in charge of selling newsprint to print media outlets in the country, was sued for what the complainants said is the discriminatory allocation of newsprint paper that caused newspaper El Carabobeño newspaper to end its print edition, according to information from the NGO Espacio Público. Read more »


Argentine government announces it will withdraw shares in state-owned Telesur that broadcasts from Venezuela

Telesur – the cable news channel that is backed by several Latin American countries and has broadcasted from the Venezuelan capital since 2005 – will stop public and free transmission in Argentina after that country’s government starts the process to give up its share of the media company.

The announcement was made by Argentina’s Minister of Media and Public Content, Hernán Lombardi, and the Secretary of Public Communication, Jorge Grecco. Read more »


After 82 years, Venezuela newspaper El Carabobeño cancels print edition due to newsprint shortage


Due to a lack of newsprint, regional newspaper El Carabobeño in the state of Carabobo, Venezuela stopped circulating its print edition after 82 years. The paper reported the news in an editorial in which it qualified the event as a “blow to freedom.” Read more »


Venezuelan newspaper director sentenced to prison for defamation after publishing journalistic investigation


The director of Venezuelan newspaper Correo del Caroní, David Natera Febres, was sentenced to four years in prison for crimes of defamation and injuria related to reports published in 2013 that denounced cases of corruption in a state mining company, reported nonprofit organization Espacio Público. Natera Febres was given 10 days to appeal the decision. Read more »


Venezuelan newspapers declared to be in emergency due to newsprint shortage

The 86 newspapers that are part of the Regional Chamber of Venezuelan Newspapers were declared to be "in emergency" after the organization learned that there is no paper to continue operations, according to the newspaper La Nación in the Venezuelan state of Tachira. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist and government press officer killed while entering home

Venezuelan authorities are working to determine the motive behind the killing of journalist and government press officer Ricardo Durán.

Early in the morning of Jan. 20, officials reported that Durán had been killed in the entrance to the building where he lives in the Caricuao neighborhood of Caracas. Read more »


After six years of being locked out, journalists are allowed to enter Venezuela's National Assembly

Since 2009, Venezuela's National Assembly chamber had been closed to journalists during sessions. That changed on Jan. 5 when, after a six-year absence, media workers from national and international press outlets were allowed inside to cover the swearing in of members of the country's new legislative body. Read more »


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