Jesús Manuel Castillo

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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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