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Topic “Venezuela”

Venezuelan president launches radio program “In contact with Maduro”


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro launched a weekly radio program titled “En contacto con Maduro” (“In contact with Maduro” in English) on Tuesday, March 11, reported the digital newspaper Infobae. With his new program, Maduro emulates the late former President Hugo Chávez, whose own program, “Aló Presidente” (“Hello Mr. President”), communicated his policies and activities every Sunday. Read more »


In Venezuelan protests, citizen journalists fill the information gap


On February 12th, violent protests in Caracas led to the deaths of three people. Eyewitnesses sent video footage and photographs to the newspaper Ultimas Noticias, which then published them online. The footage shows both security forces in uniform and people dressed in civilian clothing opening fire on protesters, quite a different account than the one presented by official media. As with Ukraine and other countries in conflict, social media and citizen journalism is playing a crucial role in getting the truth out. Read more »


65 attacks on journalists, freedom of expression during Venezuelan mass protests: IPYS

The mass protests in Venezuela have led to 65 violations to freedom of expression, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS). As part of those violations, the organization published that, since the protests began on Feb. 12, 69 journalists have been affected by the situation. Among the violations are cases of aggressive and arbitrary arrests by police forces and attacks by protesters and government sympathizers.  Read more »


Journalists covering Venezuelan protests should consider using body armor: CPJ

Journalists covering the mass protests in Venezuela should consider wearing bulletproof vests, said Frank Smyth, senior advisor for journalism security for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in a recent blog post. Read more »


United States' annual report criticizes lack of freedom of expression in Ecuador and Venezuela

The United States State Department published on Thursday their annual report on human rights, where it strongly criticized the restrictions on press freedoms and freedom of expression in Venezuela and Ecuador. In the midst of a political crisis in Venezuela, the report highlighted that the Venezuelan government “continued taking actions to impede on freedom of expression and restrict press freedoms.”​ Read more »


Twitter confirms that images of unrest in Venezuela are being blocked in the country

Nicolás Maduro’s government continues to repress the news media in Venezuela. Read more »


Venezuelan president blames U.S. media for misrepresenting the country, plotting overthrow of government


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused foreign media and the U.S. government of misrepresenting the country and of participating in a collective plot to overthrow the Venezuelan government, Bloomberg reported. Read more »



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