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Year in review: The state of press freedom in 2019

December 27, 2019 9:00 AM ET

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In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor press

July 9, 2019 3:42 PM ET

On June 22, Ethiopia was plunged into an internet blackout following what the government described as a failed attempted coup in the Amhara region. In the aftermath at least two journalists were detained under the country's repressive anti-terror law,...

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Caracas full of uncertainty for journalists covering Venezuela crisis

May 15, 2019 10:50 AM ET

A year after disputed national elections in Venezuela, and with access to information growing ever-scarcer, the country remains in a political and economic crisis. Conditions for the press have deteriorated further since January, when Juan Guaidó, the head of...

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Retos que enfrentan los periodistas que tratan de cubrir los últimos incidentes de violencia en Venezuela

6 de Mayo 2019 9:55 AM ET

La prolongada crisis política de Venezuela se agudizó el 30 de abril de 2019, cuando un alzamiento militar y civil fue neutralizado por el Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, según versiones periodísticas. Los líderes opositores Juan Guaidó y Leopoldo López,...

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Challenges facing journalists trying to cover latest violence in Venezuela

May 2, 2019 6:07 PM ET

The long-running political crisis in Venezuela escalated on April 30, 2019, after a civilian and military uprising was thwarted by the government of Nicolás Maduro, according to news reports. Opposition leaders Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo Lopez, accompanied by members...

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Venezuelan authorities restrict internet, block outlets amid unrest

May 1, 2019 6:07 PM ET

Miami, May 1, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to refrain from restricting access to the internet, social media services, and news outlets in the country during widespread protests and political unrest....

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Uncertainty and risk for journalists stranded at Venezuelan border

April 4, 2019 4:07 PM ET

As Venezuela's political crisis deepens, and the country closes its border with Colombia following violent clashes in late February, CPJ's emergencies director, María Salazar Ferro traveled to the Colombian border city Cúcuta, with Luisa Isaza, head of protection for...

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La Policía venezolana detiene al periodista Danilo Gil mientras cubría protestas y lo acusan de resistencia a la autoridad

4 de Abril 2019 1:04 PM ET

El 30 de marzo de 2019, agentes de la Policía de Lagunillas, un municipio del estado del Zulia, golpeó y detuvo al periodista Danilo Alberto Gil, reportero del medio noticioso venezolano NotiRedVe --el cual funciona en Twitter y Facebook--...

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Venezuelan police detain reporter Danilo Gil while covering protests, charge him with resisting authority

April 4, 2019 11:30 AM ET

On March 30, 2019, police from Lagunillas, a municipality in Zulia state, beat and detained journalist Danilo Alberto Gil, a reporter for Venezuelan news outlet NotiRedVe--which operates on Twitter and Facebook--at around 9:30 a.m., while he was covering an...

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CPJ Insider: April 2019 edition

March 28, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Memorializing the fallen by showcasing their final works CPJ launched a multimedia initiative in March to memorialize journalists around the world who lost their lives to bring us the news. "The Last Column" presents 24 moving, hard-hitting, and sometimes...

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