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Venezuelan authorities detain Wilmer Quintana for Facebook posts under anti-hate law

August 12, 2019 4:43 PM ET

Miami, August 12, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at the use of Venezuela’s Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence to jail journalist Wilmer Quintana García. Quintana was arrested for several posts published on his personal...

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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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Venezuela's intimidation tactics include arbitrary arrests, deportation

March 29, 2019 12:43 PM ET

When Venezuelan military officials detained American freelancer Cody Weddle on March 11, the experience was both frightening and bizarre. Weddle said that agents put a hood over his head and pressed him to reveal sources he had never spoken...

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Lawsuits and economic crisis drive Venezuela's journalists into exile

December 18, 2018 12:08 PM ET

When Ewald Scharfenberg, the founding editor of the Venezuelan investigative news website Armando.Info, holds editorial meetings, he pulls out his mobile phone. That's because most of his reporters are in Venezuela while Scharfenberg lives and works in neighboring Colombia....

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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...

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Journalists attacked, equipment stolen during protests in Caracas

June 3, 2016 6:03 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2016--Several journalists were attacked and some had equipment stolen while covering protests in Caracas Thursday, according to news outlets and a local freedom of expression group. Some of the journalists who were attacked said that...

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Venezuelan editor sentenced to 4 years in prison for criminal defamation

March 11, 2016 5:39 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, March 11, 2016--A Venezuelan judge today sentenced David Natera Febres, the editor of an independent newspaper that investigated corruption at a state-run mining company, to four years in prison for criminal defamation, according to news reports....

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Venezuela's national assembly reopens to the press after five-year ban

January 27, 2016 2:48 PM ET

When security guards opened the doors to Venezuela's colonial-era National Assembly building last Wednesday, I was among the dozens of reporters who swarmed inside. Even though the day's legislative session would not be called to order for another three...

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Venezuela suspends critical radio program

August 19, 2014 12:36 PM ET

Bogotá, August 19, 2014--Venezuelan authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of a critical radio program that has been off the air since Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists under fire covering protests in Venezuela

February 20, 2014 5:19 PM ET

New York, February 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the wave of violence against and harassment and detentions of journalists covering protests in Venezuela in recent days and calls on authorities to ensure the press can work safely. The...

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