A group of reporters for the Venezuelan State television channel VTV were beaten during a meeting of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD in Spanish), a coalition of political parties opposed to President Hugo Chávez's administration, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish).
After more than 40 days since the President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez traveled to Cuba for surgery, a photograph began to spread through social networks on Wednesday, which showed Chávez walking with someone's help.
The organization Public Space, the National Union of Journalists and the National Syndicate of Venezuelan Press Workers filed a lawsuit against the Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday, Jan. 14, for failing to respond to a petition sent to the government body.
An anarchist collective claimed that Cuban customs officials confiscated a mail package containing samples of a Venezuelan newspaper, according to the website Havana Times.
Several journalism and human rights organizations criticized the fine that TV broadcaster Globovisión received from Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission after running a series of videos regarding Chávez's inability to be present for the presidential inauguration.
President Hugo Chávez might be recovering from cancer treatment in a hospital in Cuba but he is everywhere on the streets and televisions of Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government accused the international media last week of promoting a "psychological war" with their coverage of president Hugo Chávez's health, who is suffering from a serious lung infection, Venezolana de Televisión reported.
The headquarters of the Venezuelan National Union of Journalists (CNP in Spanish) in the Caribbean state of Miranda was set on fire in the early morning of Friday, Nov. 30, reported the Press and Society Institute.
The National Union of Journalists (CNP in Spanish) said that media companies all over Venezuela have been pressured by the government to end programs critical of the State, retire the journalists that run them and adjust their editorial tone.
The building housing the newspaper El Regional, in Venezuela, was fired upon in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1, reported El Universal.