Venezuela / 2009

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CPJ speaks to jailed Venezuelan journalist Gustavo Azócar

October 8, 2009 5:20 PM ET

On Monday, Venezuelan Judge José Oliveros announced that he would begin a new trial against journalist Gustavo Azócar, an outspoken Chávez critic, who has spent two months in prison without being sentenced. Oliveros, the local press reported, also upheld a decision to hold the television host and blogger in custody...

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Controversy grows after assault in Venezuela

August 21, 2009 5:37 PM ET

On August 15, Caracas authorities arrested Gabriel Uzcátegui in connection with a violent attack against a dozen local journalists who were protesting an education bill that critics fear will restrict press freedom in Venezuela. Uzcátegui is an employee of the government-owned broadcaster AvilaTV, the national daily EL Nacional reported....

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Pro-Chávez militant arrested in Globovisión attack

August 5, 2009 12:57 PM ET

At noon on Tuesday, Venezuelan authorities arrested pro-government activist Lina Ron and took her to Caracas' military intelligence headquarters, according to an official statement by the Venezuelan Minister of Interior and Justice Tarek El Aissami. Ron, a founding and very public member of the far-left political party Union Patriótica Venezolana...

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