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Venezuelan prosecutor orders investigation against journalist Roberto Deniz after Armando.info reports on business networks of Maduro ally

“The Venezuelan Prosecutor's Office has ordered the opening of an investigation against Roberto Deniz, a journalist for investigative site Armando.info. Nicolás Maduro's justice acts after the reporter, the editors and the media outlet itself were subjected to an intense campaign of harassment and bullying in networks of which Chavismo officials, influencers and bots are part […]

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Latin American newsrooms among finalists for 2021 Online Journalism Awards

Newsrooms from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela are among the finalists for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards. The awards honor excellence in digital journalism and are a program of the Online News Association. Winners will be announced on Oct. 15. The finalists from Latin America are: GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM Agência Pública (Small Newsroom Finalist) […]

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Venezuela: Communicator Braulio Jatar granted complete freedom following arrest in 2016

"The National Union of Press Workers reported this Friday [Sept. 10] that Chilean-Venezuelan communicator Braulio Jatar was declared innocent, for which he is granted complete freedom. [...] Jatar, director of the site Reporte Confidencial, was arrested on Sept. 3, 2016 after publishing about a protest against Nicolás Maduro on the island of Margarita. "   […]

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Call for professionalization of media in Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia and Venezuela

"The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on independent media from Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia and Venezuela to participate in the Initiative for Integral Media Development (IMDI), which seeks to strengthen the institutional capacity of independent media to protect their journalists, increase the reach of their audience […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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The data of the newspaper crisis in Venezuela

"Prodavinci found that only two daily print newspapers circulate in Venezuela when, up to 2013, there were more than one hundred. Another 20 go out to the streets with a less frequent periodicity than daily. By June 2021, six media with national information are printed and 16 local newspapers The areas with the greatest information […]

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Final days at El Carabobeño: The story of the disappearance of print media in Venezuela

"In the last eight years, the print versions of 100 media have disappeared as a result of the shortage of newsprint in Venezuela and state regulations. This is the story of El Carabobeño, a newspaper that was printed for 83 years, and now only can be read digitally."   Read original article (in Spanish)

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In the midst of a press crisis, Venezuela reinvents itself to smell like a newspaper again

"The disappearance of print media in Venezuela, as a result of the crisis, has led publishers to reinvent themselves to go back to their origins and recover the smell of ink and paper of yesteryear, from the hand of the 'town crier,' as the traditional newspaper delivery man is known in the country. Starting on […]

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CAPIR calls on local media and independent journalists from Venezuela for investigative journalism project

"The Consortium to Support Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on independent local media and independent journalists from Venezuela to participate in a national or local journalistic investigative project that will be carried out between July and December 2021. You can submit more than one proposal per media outlet, group […]