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Family members request urgent medical attention for journalist Carlos Julio Rojas, detained in Venezuela

“Relatives were finally able to see human rights activist and journalist Carlos Julio Rojas, 39 days after he was detained. He is accused of an alleged plot to assassinate [President Nicolás] Maduro at a march in Caracas, Venezuela. Rojas is being held in the maximum security prison El Helicoide, headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence […]

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Venezuela: Government entity shuts down another radio station

"In a new attack on freedom of expression, the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela (Conatel, for its Spanish acronym) closed the radio station Minuto 193.9 FM, based in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, this Monday, May 13. This was reported by the director and founder of the radio station, Fredy Andrade Alvarado, on his X account, where […]

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Venezuela: Armando.info rejects prosecutor's bribery accusations, journalist organizations defend investigative site

"Journalists from Venezuelan investigative site Armando.Info rejected accusations from Venezuelan prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, who accused them of allegedly receiving bribes and being involved in the PDVSA-Cripto plot. Likewise, journalistic organizations condemned the attempt to involve workers of the country's press in conspiracies. On May 7, Saab presented a video of an alleged confession by […]

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Radio station in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, closes down after requesting concession renewal

"On Friday, April 26, the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel, by its Spanish acronym) closed down the radio station Minuto 106.1 FM in Barquisimeto, Lara [Venezuela]. The National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) reported that the station requested to renew the concession with Conatel without receiving a response. [...] The radio station broadcast music, information and […]

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Venezuela: Journalist and activist Carlos Julio Rojas arrested for alleged assassination attempt

"On Monday night [April 15], journalist and political leader Carlos Julio Rojas was detained by individuals who forcibly put him in a vehicle without license plates. Several human rights defenders denounced the situation and his disappearance since no detention center confirmed that he was in custody. Hours later the regime's attorney general, Tarek William Saab, […]

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Venezuelan journalists association condemns advance of 'Anti-Fascist Law'

“The National College of Journalists (CNP, for its acronym in Spanish) of Venezuela rejected this Thursday [April 11] the approval in the first discussion of the so-called Anti-Fascist Law by the National Assembly, aligned with the regime of Nicolás Maduro. According to the statement, the Anti-Fascist Law constitutes a serious risk for the essential rights […]

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Venezuelan journalist Orlando Avendaño denounces raid on his parents' house

"Venezuelan journalist Orlando Avendaño, whom the Attorney General of the Republic Tarek William Saab accused of 'instigating hatred,' denounced that officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin, for its acronym in Spanish) raided his parents' home in Venezuela. 'Around noon this Monday, April 1, a group of officials from the Sebin broke into my […]

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Venezuela: Maduro takes Deutsche Welle off air for story on corruption in country

"The Minister of Communication and Information of the Government of Venezuela, Freddy Ñáñez, announced this Monday [Mar. 4] the expulsion of the German channel Deutsche Welle from all cable service companies in the country, accusing the television station of 'broadcasting content and promoting hate propaganda' against the nation. The measure has had an immediate effect. […]

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IAPA condemns Venezuelan regime's arrest order against journalist Sebastiana Barráez

"[...] The IAPA [Inter American Press Association] expressed its solidarity with journalist Sebastiana Barráez, of Infoabe, and 'rejected the arrest order from the regime of Nicolás Maduro that accuses her, along with other journalists and activists, of treason, terrorism and attempted murder against the president.' The IAPA said that 'the regime of Nicolás Maduro has […]

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Venezuelan Attorney General's Office requests arrest of journalist Sebastiana Barráez

"This Monday [Jan. 22], the Venezuelan regime's attorney general, Tarek William Saab, said that he requested new arrest warrants against Venezuelans suspected of a new alleged plan to overthrow Nicolás Maduro, as the president himself denounced days ago. Among the new requests are journalist Sebastiana Barráez, who works on the military beat, as well as […]