Analysis | English | Video | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuelan government tricks control media coverage (video)

Maduro-en-Cadena-Nacional A favorite source for those who still insist that freedom of speech in Venezuela is as thriving as ever is this BBC report (quoting the Communication Ministry), which states that only 5 percent of media outlets are owned by the state. The rest are in private hands, the argument goes, implying they’re therefore free to criticize the government. ... ver más
English | News | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuela shuts off the internet, not satisfied with blocking Twitter and TV

venezuela protests for peace and human rights 2014 It’s a familiar narrative at this point: governments facing mass protests tighten their grip on state-run media outlets and internet providers to keep a lid on incriminating information they’d rather not have broadcast to the entire world. In Venezuela right now, where protests over food security and the poor economy have snowballed over the past week and become violent riots that have left at least five dead, socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s government is ramping up censorship. ... ver más
Analysis | English | 24 febrero 2014

Venezuela and hypocrisy of the international left

chavez international left hypocrisy sean penn oliver stone venezuela As students and the middle class protest for almost two weeks in the streets of Venezuela, the international left remain silent. Why is this wide swath of Venezuelan society protesting? Because of meddling from the United States in preparation of a fascist coup, says Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. ... ver más
English | News | Video | 22 febrero 2014

Venezuela threatens to block CNN if protest coverage continues (video)

nicolas-maduro Nicolás Maduro has said CNN’s programming only shows war and claims they want to make Venezuela look as if they were in a civil war. If they don’t take it back and rectify their content, Maduro says they will be blocked from Venezuela. There’s no doubt there’s a situation of unrest in Venezuela, and every day that goes by it gets worse, according to the images, videos and posts we see from the people living there and going through very scary times. ... ver más
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
English | News | Video | 22 febrero 2014

Protests swell in Venezuela as places to rally disappear (video)

Génesis Carmona was taken away after being shot on Tuesday. She died the next day. Mauricio Centeno/Diario Notitarde, via Associated Press Venezuela is being convulsed by the biggest protests since the country’s longtime president, the charismatic Hugo Chávez, died nearly a year ago. CARACAS, Venezuela — The only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government was sold last year, and the new owners have softened its news coverage. ... 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