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UN Human Rights Council describes detention of Venezuelan journalist Roland Carreño as arbitrary

"The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, of the UN Human Rights Council, determined that the detention of Venezuelan journalist, Roland Carreño, by the regime of Nicolás Maduro, is arbitrary. In its opinion 48 /2022, it warned that imprisonment is a systematic practice in Venezuela, carried out by the Chavista dictatorship. In October 2020, Carreño was […]

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Venezuela: Journalist Roland Carreño's trial back to square one

"After two years imprisoned in El Helicoide prison, everything indicates that the trial of Venezuelan journalist Roland Carreño will begin again. Joel García, Carreño's defense lawyer, said the judge following the process has requested a medical leave, a circumstance that again disrupts deadlines. There are still no dates for a new start. Until May, the […]

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Venezuelan journalists abroad join Factchequeado's alliance against disinformation

"The Association of Venezuelan Journalists Abroad (APEVEX, by its Spanish acronym) has joined the Factchequeado alliance to spread the reach of Spanish-language fact-checked content aimed at Hispanic and Latino communities. Factchequeado is an initiative led by Maldita.es, the first Spanish non-profit fact-checking media created to combat misinformation in Spain, and Chequeado, the first fact-checking organization […]

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Venezuela: Officials block press coverage in disaster area

"Officials of state security forces, such as the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB, by its Spanish acronym), are preventing journalists, reporters and press workers from accessing the disaster area in Tejerías, Aragua state (central Venezuela), which was declared an emergency due to floods. Constant rains during the afternoon and night of Sat. Oct. 8, and the […]

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Venezuela: September was month with highest number of press freedom violation cases; 16 radio stations were shut down

"[News outlet Espacio Público says] September closed as the month with the highest number of cases of violations of freedom of expression so far in 2022. We documented 27 cases and a total of 68 violations of the right to freedom of expression and more than half were acts of censorship. The main victims of […]

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Venezuelan National Police summons journalist to reveal sources

"The National Union of Press Workers of Venezuela (Sntp), denounced this Tues. July 26 that the Bolivarian National Police had summoned a community journalist from the state of Zulia, with the purpose of forcing her to reveal the identity of one of her sources. The Bolivarian National Police, stationed in Zulia, summoned the journalist of […]

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'Coronavirus has been devastating to press freedom,' according to PEN Club

According to an investigation by the writers' association PEN, the coronavirus pandemic in particular has had a 'devastating' impact on freedom of opinion and expression in several countries. Among those most affected are authors, journalists and artists who have criticized official measures against the coronavirus. [...] The PEN Club points out that in many countries online platforms […]

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Venezuela: National Journalists Union calls for protests against [proposed] Journalism Law reform

"The board of the National Journalists Union (CNP, by its Spanish acronym) called its more than 25 thousand members to protest against the intentions of the Chavista-majority Parliament to reform the Law on the Practice of Journalism. Through a press release, the national board of the CNP made a statement on the proposal being carried […]

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On Journalists' Day in Venezuela, the country faces censorship, official disinformation and the threat of a reform that seeks to attack the profession

"'There is not much to celebrate, but there is much to demand,' Tinedo Guía, president of the National College of Journalists (CNP), said on June 27, Journalists' Day in Venezuela. [...] Between 2017 and 2019, according to a study by the NGO Espacio Público, 'the worsening of the social and political context impacted the media […]

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Venezuelan journalists Ramón Centeno and Gabriel Guerra detained for four months

"The National College of Journalists (CNP, by its Spanish acronym) Caracas branch, informed this Monday, June 6, that community journalists Ramón Centeno and Gabriel Guerra, are imprisoned in the National Anti-Drug Office (ONA) in San Agustín, Caracas, after conducting an interview with some detainees for alleged links to drug trafficking. According to the CNP, both […]