To examine press conditions in Venezuela, a joint delegation from CPJ and the Peru-based Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) visited Caracas from January 7 to 13. The CPJ-IPYS delegation met with members of private and state-owned media, government officials, media executives, press freedom advocates, lawyers, and scholars during its weeklong mission.
The delegation included the authors, CPJ board member Victor Navasky, IPYS Executive Director Ricardo Uceda, and IPYS-Venezuela Director Ewald Scharfenberg. Its preliminary findings were presented in Caracas in January. This report, which represents CPJ’s conclusions, was compiled from dozens of interviews conducted during the delegation’s meetings and in subsequent telephone interviews