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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 »


Colombian news channel taken off the air after reporting on protests in Venezuela

The Colombian news channel NTN 24, which transmits through cable in Venezuela, was taken off the air after reporting on the massive protests that shook the entire country on Feb. 12. According to Caracol Radio, the Venezuelan government said the news channel was misinforming on the events.  Read more »


Hundreds of Venezuelan journalists protest over newsprint shortage crisis


Following the closure of a dozen Venezuelan newspapers due to the country’s paper shortage crisis, hundreds of journalists and journalism students marched down the streets of Caracas on Jan. 28 calling the government to sell foreign currencies to print media outlets so they can purchase much-needed newsprint. The journalists said they will continue to protest until the government resolves the situation, newspaper El Nacional reported.  Read more »


Role of Venezuelan government in newsprint shortage crisis worries organizations


Since 2003, a currency exchange system in Venezuela has prevented businesses from importing certain products without first purchasing foreign currencies provided by the state. In 2012, newsprint, which is not produced in the country, was listed as not being a priority item, forcing newspapers to file requests with the government for foreign currencies in order to import it. Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for a boycott on four critical newspapers

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a boycott on several national newspapers after accusing them of having distorted the results of the recent municipal elections in the country, the Press and Society Institute informed. Read more »


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 »


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