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Venezuelan security forces detain Dutch freelancer

October 4, 2017 10:09 AM ET

Venezuelan security forces on September 21, 2017, detained Dutch freelance journalist Bram Ebus for 18 hours while he was on a reporting trip in the country's southern mining district in Bolívar state, according to Carlos Correa, the director of Caracas free speech organization Espacio Público....

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From power cuts to powerful threats, Venezuela's indigenous journalists face a series of challenges in their reporting

September 13, 2017 5:14 PM ET

Three twentysomethings huddle over a desk in a small room in Tucupita, a low-slung city of about 90,000 people that spills across the Orinoco river delta region in northeastern Venezuela. Far from the tear gas and street conflicts roiling cities including Caracas and Valencia, these journalists are focused on...

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Journalists detained, attacked, and threatened amid unrest in Venezuela

July 31, 2017 6:16 PM ET

New York, July 31, 2017--Venezuelan officials should stop harassing journalists and censoring media outlets amid unrest and violent protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering yesterday's vote to elect representatives for a constituent assembly to reform the Venezuelan constitution were arbitrarily detained, attacked,...

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Venezuela Country Safety Page

June 15, 2017 6:25 PM ET

Updated October 19, 2017 As the political situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, journalists covering protests have been routinely targeted, harassed, attacked, and detained. To provide concrete safety information for local and international journalists covering the unrest, CPJ's Emergencies Response Team is issuing periodic updates on the political situation...

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Venezuelan court fines news website $500,000 for 'moral damage' to politician

June 2, 2017 5:01 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 2, 2017--A Venezuelan court's ruling ordering a news website to pay the equivalent of nearly half a million U.S. dollars in damages for republishing an article about a politician threatens press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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More than 100 journalists face threats or injury covering Venezuela protests

May 8, 2017 1:37 PM ET

More than 100 journalists and media workers have been threatened, harassed, detained, injured, or otherwise obstructed from doing their work in Venezuela since mass protests erupted against the government of President Nicolás Maduro there at the beginning of April 2017, according to media reports, the affected journalists, and Venezuelan press...

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Two media workers detained in Venezuela

May 2, 2017 6:22 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, May 2, 2017--Venezuelan authorities should immediately release Marcos Vergara and Deivis Valera, production assistants for the online media platform VivoPlay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two were taken into the custody of the Venezuelan National Guard while covering a protest last night, according to...

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Venezuela regulator takes two international news stations off air

April 26, 2017 3:07 PM ET

Venezuela's state telecommunications regulator Conatel ordered two international news broadcasters-- El Tiempo from Colombia, and Todo Noticias from Argentina-- off the air on April 19, 2017, the broadcasters reported....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Protests in Venezuela

April 12, 2017 3:12 PM ET

Venezuelan opposition supporters have been protesting against the government of President Nicolás Maduro since the Supreme Court ruled to strip the National Assembly of its lawmaking powers at the end of March. This is the longest sustained wave of anti-government demonstrations since 2014....

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Journalists covering Venezuela protests harassed, attacked, and news websites blocked

April 12, 2017 10:36 AM ET

New York, April 12, 2017--Venezuelan authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Several reporters have been detained, injured, or had equipment seized while covering ongoing protests over a Supreme Court ruling to strip the opposition-led National Assembly of its lawmaking...

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