As the political situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, journalists covering protests have been routinely targeted, harassed, attacked, and detained. CPJ offers periodic updates on the political situation, protests, and climate for journalists on the ground.
• Safety advisory: covering protests in Venezuela
• Court fines website $500,000 for 'moral damages' to politician
• Journalists face threats, injury covering protests
• Media workers detained
• More on Venezuela
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt to drop demands that Qatari-funded media be closed as a condition for the lifting of the partial blockade they have imposed on Qatar.