Venezuelan journalists create professional organization in United States

By Isabela Fraga

Roughly 100 Venezuelan journalists based in the United States have created an association in Miami aimed representing members' interests and improving professionalism, reported El Universal.

The Association of Venezuelan Journalists Abroad (Apevex in Spanish) is independent of the National Journalists Union of Venezuela and is looking to work with universities and both private and public entities to develop training programs and organize workshops on various topics, like politics, economics, and immigration, according to Miami Diario.

The president of the executive committee of Apevex, Sonia Osorio, said that the new organization will provide support and solidarity for journalists during "moments of crisis," reported Diario Las Américas.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.