Analysis | English | Video | 22 febrero 2014

Censorship amidst a government-imposed media blackout in Venezuela (video)

censorship-venezuela-twitter Venezuela is going through an economic, political and social crisis which brought about thousands of citizens taking the streets to express their discontent. For more than a week, Venezuelans have been involved in mass protests that, until now, have caused eight deaths, hundreds of injuries and hundreds of arrests. ... ver más
Analysis | English | 11 agosto 2013

Encirclement of independent journalism in Venezuela

maru morales el nacional asamblea nacional We have argued that in Venezuela, in terms of media and journalism, there is a model that we call mixed-authoritarian. The model maintains the private ownership of the media, but systematic restrictions prevail over independent journalism. This gives as a result a non free media and communication society. ... ver más
Analysis | English | Video | 9 agosto 2013

South American parliamentarians discuss democratic deficit in Venezuelan congress (video)

julio-borges-eugenio-martinez-monitor-legislativo On July 22, 2013, was held in Caracas the Forum “Dialogue. Parliaments in political crisis contexts , “conducted by organizations involved in the project Monitor Legislativo , which was attended by three (3) distinguished parliamentarians from South America, such as Chilean Senator Hernan Larrain, Uruguayan Deputy Jaime Trobo and Peruvian former member Jose Ore Leon, and representing Venezuela Deputy Julio Borges (no government sector Deputy accepted the invitation of the Legislative Monitor organizations). ... ver más
Analysis | English | News | Reports | 12 julio 2013

Venezuela Alert for free, fair and competitive elections (Report #18)

alert18 Corruption undermines Venezuelan democracy Impunity in cases of anonymous threat against journalists in Venezuela Constitutional Chamber of Supreme Court favors the government Pro-government political party physically attacks members of the Democratic Alternative and bars them from speaking in parliament Read more: http://www.slideshare.net/yomonitoreo/alerta-venezuela-18-ingls Versión en español: Información completa por el Cadenómetro Suscríbete al boletín de correos Lista de reproducción de videos del abuso de poder el los medios del Estado ... ver más
Analysis | English | News | 14 abril 2013

Government media and Maduro violate ban on campaign activities in Venezuela (Clarín, Argentina)

Companeros-Nicolas-Maradona-Chavez-AP_CLAIMA20130414_0071_17 State-supported candidate Nicolas Maduro continued his campaign yesterday in Caracas. Still don’t know how he cheated the electoral system? Read the electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. State media have refused to comply with the ban on campaign activities dictated by election regulations in Venezuela. ... ver más
Analysis | English | News | Reports | 14 abril 2013

Venezuela: 70 hours of State media coverage for government candidate (April 2-12, NGO Citizen Monitor report)

Maduro-en-VTV-2-11-abril-2013 Between April 2 and 11, in preparation for Sunday’s presidential election, State television channel Venezuelan Television (VTV) transmitted 65 hours and 21 minutes of government candidate Nicolas Maduro’s campaign events. Even after the official campaign period ended, the supposedly public TV station broadcast an additional five hours of Maduro. ... ver más
Analysis | English | 2 abril 2013

Election Commission President Ignores Campaign Violations while Exhorting Candidates to Play by the Rules

Lucena's history and habit of refusing to enforce election rules shows clear favoritism for PSUV candidates It is really difficult not to get upset watching the lady above, Electoral Board President Tibisay Lucena, come on TV and with that impish grin begin pontificating to the parties and to the candidates to follow the rules and not violate them during the upcoming campaign. Of course, Lucena said nothing about the military plan to help Chavismo’ party PSUV to get the vote out, which was leaked to candidate Capriles by the same military. ... ver más
Analysis | English | Reports | 5 diciembre 2012

Seeking Competitive Elections in Venezuela (analysis, Election Alert #8)

alertaelectoral8a Venezuelans’ historic turnout for the presidential elections of October 7 (80.48% of all registered voters) and acceptance of the results by all parties might indicate that this electoral process was an example for the democratic world. Indeed, the efforts of political parties, non-governmental organizations and civil society in general to achieve the necessary conditions for elections recognized by all parties to be held are laudable and noteworthy. ... ver más
Analysis | English | 31 octubre 2012

Venezuela elections hardly democratic (David Luhnow, Wall Street Journal)

phpThumb_generated_thumbnail (1) The Latin American Bureau Chief to The Wall Street Journal, David Luhnow, talked about how Chávez’s control of state resources to fund his presidential campaign effectively crushed the opposition’s ability to communicate its messages via media, because private media is unable to match the financial resources of the Venezuelan government. ... ver más