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Venezuelan intelligence services raid Correo del Caroní newspaper, detain employees

Miami, October 22, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities must stop harassing and threatening the Correo del Caroní newspaper, its owner, and its employees, and allow them to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 20, at about 9 a.m., agents from the Bolivarian Intelligence Service raided the headquarters of Correo del Caroní,…

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Mapping Venezuela’s shrinking radio landscape

Mapping Venezuela’s shrinking radio landscape Venezuelans navigate an information desert amid COVID-19, humanitarian & political crises By CPJ Central & South America staff and Coral Negrón, CPJ Patti Birch Fellow for Data Journalism As the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly around the world, few countries were already in such a state of humanitarian crisis as Venezuela….

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Venezuelan authorities charge 2 journalists, imprison 1, under ‘anti-hate’ law

Miami, July 21, 2020 – Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Otilio Rodríguez and Nicmer Evans, release Evans immediately, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 13, at about 2 p.m., police and counterintelligence agents raided Evans’ Caracas home…

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Acusan a periodistas venezolanos de cometer delitos señalados en la ley contra el odio, y los ponen en arresto domiciliario

Miami, 25 de junio de 2020 — Las autoridades venezolanas deben retirar de inmediato todas las acusaciones contra los periodistas María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga y Marco Aurelio Antoima, y dejar de emplear la ley contra el odio venezolana para perseguir a la prensa, declaró hoy el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por…

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Venezuelan journalists charged under anti-hate law, held on house arrest

Miami, June 25, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga and Marco Aurelio Antoima, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 18, agents from the Venezuelan judicial police raided Arriaga’s home in the El…

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Venezuelan journalist Carol Romero arrested while reporting on gasoline protests

Miami, June 11, 2020 – Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Carol Romero, and allow the press to cover protests without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 6 a.m. on June 4, Bolivarian National Guard officers detained Romero, a reporter for the privately owned radio station…

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Imagen de miembros de la Guardia Nacional en Caracas, Venezuela, el 3 de abril de 2020. Oficiales de la Guardia Nacional arrestaron al periodista Eduardo Galindo y su familia. (Reuters/Manaure Quintero)

Venezuelan journalist Eduardo Galindo and family members detained over reporting

Miami, April 17, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should immediately release journalist Eduardo Galindo and his family, and ensure that members of the media can work without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Bolivarian National Guards use a water cannon to spray disinfectant as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan journalist arrested by special forces following coronavirus coverage

Miami, March 22, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities must immediately release journalist Darvinson Rojas and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in the country without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Members of the Bolivarian National Guard wearing face masks are seen in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 17, 2020. Journalists have recently been harassed and detained over their reporting on the virus. (AFP/Cristian Hernandez)

Venezuelan authorities arrest, threaten journalists reporting on COVID-19

On March 13, 2020, police in the Venezuelan city of Los Teques arrested Jesús Enrique Torres and Jesús Manuel Castillo, hosts of a news program on local privately owned radio broadcaster La Cima, after they posted a video to Facebook, where they sometimes publish their reporting, about alleged coronavirus cases at a local hospital, according…

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Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro scuffle with members of the media at the Simon Bolivar international airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela, on February 11, 2020. (Reuters/Manaure Quintero)

Pro-government groups attack reporters covering Juan Guaidó’s return to Venezuela

Miami, February 13, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó’s return to the country, and determine whether security forces were negligent in protecting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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