Analysis | English | News | 5 octubre 2015

Press Association decries communication totalitarianism in Venezuela

Students sit on the pavement reading "Censorship is dictatorship" during an anti-government protest in Caracas in 2014. Claudio Paolillo, Chairman of the IAPA Press Freedom and Information Committee At its 71st general assembly meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States this weekend, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA, SIP in Spanish) highlighted the anti-democratic nature of the Venezuelan government’s control of media in the country. ... ver más
Analysis | English | Video | 22 septiembre 2015

Maduro’s dirty tricks to rig Venezuela elections

images1 As in previous elections, Maduro is closing independent media outlets and virtually controlling television time with mandatory broadcasts of presidential speeches and an avalanche of state-paid pro-government ads.  It’s no secret that Venezuela is a cosmetic democracy in which President Nicolás Maduro resorts to all kinds of dirty tricks to retain absolute powers, but his latest move — designing ballot sheets designed to confuse opposition voters — would be almost amusing if it weren’t so devious. ... ver más
English | News | Reports | 12 septiembre 2013

Partisan use of State TV signal (Venezuela Alert #22)

Nicolas-Maduro-y-Tribunal-Supremo-de-Justicia-TSJ-Venezuela PARTISAN USE OF THE STATE TV SIGNAL By: Monitoreo Ciudadano/ @yomonitoreo President Nicolás Maduro abused the signal of the state-owned television channel for a broadcast by the Carabobo Command in support of the election campaign of the pro-government United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). ... 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: Versión en español: Información completa por el Cadenómetro $j = jQuery.noConflict(); $j(document).ready(function() {$j("#rps .paging").show();$j("#rps .paging a:first").addClass("active"); $j(".slide").css({"width" : 620}); $j("#rps .window").css({"width" : 620}); $j("#rps .window").css({"height" : 180}); $j("#rps .col").css({"width" : 308}); $j("#rps .col").css({"height" : 176}); $j("#rps .col span").css({"color" : "#666"}); $j("#rps .post-date").css({"top" : 160}); $j("#rps .post-date").css({"width" : 298});var imageWidth = $j("#rps .window").width(); //var imageSum = $j("#rps .slider div").size(); var imageReelWidth = imageWidth * 5; //Adjust the image reel to its new size $j("#rps .slider").css({"width" : imageReelWidth}); //Paging + Slider Function rotate = function(){ var triggerID = $active.attr("rel") - 1; //Get number of times to slide //alert(triggerID); var sliderPosition = triggerID * imageWidth; //Determines the distance the image reel needs to slide $j("#rps .paging a").removeClass("active"); $active.addClass("active"); //Slider Animation $j("#rps .slider").stop(true,false).animate({ left: -sliderPosition }, 500 ); }; var play; //Rotation + Timing Event rotateSwitch = function(){ play = setInterval(function(){ //Set timer - this will repeat itself every 3 seconds $active = $j("#rps .paging").next(); if ( $active.length === 0) { //If paging reaches the end... ... ver más
English | News | Reports | 21 mayo 2013

Venezuela NGO response to assault in the National Assembly (statement, 16 April 2013)

Untitled-2 IN RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 16, 2013 IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF VENEZUELA CARACAS, Venezuela: The member organizations of Monitor Legislativo would like to express their utmost condemnation of the incidents which took place in the Venezuelan National Assembly on April 16, 2013. ... ver más
#AbusoPoder | #NoalVentajismo | English | News | 15 abril 2013

Electoral Fraud in Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

Violations and fraud mark Venezuelan presidential elections An electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. Violations and fraud mark Venezuelan presidential electionsThat fact that the 2013 presidential election in Venezuela was completely anti-democratic was underlined by the absolute lack of interest by the State to even fake its democratic credentials. ... ver más
English | News | 15 abril 2013

OAS chief backs call for recount in Venezuela vote

Electoral violations and abuse of power mark Venezuela's presidential elections Electoral violations and abuse of power mark Venezuela's presidential elections The head of the Organization of American States on Monday backed calls for a recount in Venezuela’s presidential elections, offering the help of experts from the regional body. “Regarding the need to carry out an audit and complete recount of the vote, Secretary General (Jose Miguel) Insulza expressed his support for this initiative and put at Venezuela’s disposal the OAS’ team of election experts,” the organization said in a statement. ... ver más
English | News | 14 abril 2013

Hundreds of Latin American leaders demand fair elections in Venezuela (El País)

30269-notirapida-maduro-vs-capriles Accusations of irregularities and favoritism by the Election Commission increase ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections. Even the presidential ballot paper demonstrates abuse of State power and unfair election practices in Venezuela Accusations and documentation of irregularities and violations in the electoral system presented by the opposition against the State and its candidate have become the central theme of the presidential elections campaign as polling stations open today in Venezuela. ... 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. Nicolas Maduro and Diego Maradona bump fists yesterday while visiting the grave of Hugo Chavez State media have refused to comply with the ban on campaign activities dictated by election regulations in Venezuela. ... ver más
English | News | Prensa | 4 abril 2013

Henrique Capriles accuses Venezuelan state media of bias in favouring political rival (The Independent)

Just as Chávez did, Maduro makes a habit of abusing State media to promote his campaign Henrique Capriles has hit out at the overwhelming bias of the Venezuelan state media, claiming that the VTV channel alone has given 46 hours and 43 minutes of coverage to Nicolas Maduro since the former bus driver became acting President after the death of Hugo Chavez on 8 March. Over the same period, Mr Capriles claimed he received just one minute and 18 seconds of airtime. ... ver más