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Venezuelan government censors news on country’s economic crisis, CPJ says

The Venezuelan government is suppressing news about the economic crisis in the country through attacks on journalists and the media, according to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read more »


Venezuelan authorities detained U.S. correspondent for almost 48 hours

U.S. journalist Jim Wyss recounted his detainment for almost 48 hours by the Venezuelan authorities in an article published on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Wyss, who is the chief correspondent for the The Miami Herald's Andean Region bureau, returned to the United States on Sunday, Nov. 10 after being released the day before, reported news agency EFE.  Read more »


Growing criticism over the detention of journalists in Venezuela

The detention of three Venezuelan reporters on Nov. 2 by the Military Police, which lasted over seven hours, continues to generate outrage among the media community after it was discovered that the government had summoned the journalists to the conference where they were detained. Read more »


Government censorship in Venezuela increased by 87% compared to 2012, organizations say

So far this year, there have been 71 cases of censorship of journalists and media in Venezuela, meaning 87 percent more cases than there were over the same period last year, according to Venezuelan organizations that defend freedom of expression and information access that spoke about the situation in their country on Oct. 31 before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) during its 149th session. Read more »


Last six months were the worst for journalism in the Americas in recent years, IAPA says

The last six months represented the worst semester for journalists in the Americas in the last five years, according to the Inter American Press Association, news agency EFE reported. The killing of journalists and the various government measures that restrict access to information were some of the reasons that IAPA cited during its General Assembly, which took place in Denver last weekend. Read more »


New intelligence body in Venezuela could put access to information at risk

The creation of a new intelligence body in Venezuela that, among other powers, has the capacity to declare information as "reserved" or "classified," generated concern among different national and international organizations, several publications reported. Read more »


Freedom of the press and the Internet in Venezuela fell in 2012: Freedom House


In the last twelve months in Venezuela, there has been a decline of Internet freedom, showing a substantial increase in the censorship of opinions about political events, like the death of Hugo Chávez and the presidential elections in April, according to the report Freedom on the Net published by Freedom House in early October. Read more »


Maduro calls for sanctions for media outlets reporting on Venezuela’s food shortage

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called on the country's courts and authorities to consider “special measures” that would grant him the ability to sanction print, television and radio news media after accusing them of waging "a psychological war” over Venezuela's current food shortage. Read more »


Venezuelans lose ability to take freedom of expression cases before OAS’ Inter-American Court

After Venezuela's withdrawal from the American Convention on Human Rights on Sep. 10, Venezuelans are now unable to take cases pertaining to freedom of expression violations, among others, to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, said Ariel E. Read more »


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