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Watchdogs register several attacks on journalists in Venezuela

At least 27 different violations against journalists covering demonstrations have been recorded by press freedom and human rights groups in Venezuela, as marches continued across the country today. The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern about the recent physical attacks on journalists and the confiscation of their equipment. “IPI condemns any violence against members […]

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Venezuelan journalists protest newsprint shortage

On Feb. 11, more than 1,000 journalists and supporters marched from Plaza Venezuela to the offices of the Centro Nacional de Comercio Exterior (CADAVI), the commission responsible for administering the currency in Venezuela, in a protest organised by journalist associations to demand access to newsprint. Carlos Correa, executive director for Espacio Público (Public Space), a […]

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Venezuela releases Miami Herald journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the release on Saturday of Miami Herald journalist Jim Wyss after 48 hours in Venezuelan custody. Venezuelan authorities took Wyss, the Herald’s Bogota-based Andean bureau chief, into custody on Thursday near the Colombian border, apparently after the journalist requested an interview with local military officials. Wyss was said […]

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Venezuelan journalists continue to face hostile environment

Following April’s presidential election, the International Press Institute (IPI) has continued to monitor events in Venezuela. Numerous recent incidents suggest press freedom remains under threat since President Nicolás Maduro officially took office. In recent weeks, there have been reports of a number of physical attacks against the media. On May 27, an explosive devise was […]

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