Marianne Diaz Hernández was recently recognized with an important international award, after her years of activism and research on the now universal, but poorly understood, field of digital rights.
The hegemony knows how to create mayhem in social media. But recently, international allies are lending a hand in spreading false info and pushing fake narratives.
Reporters targeted by security forces, radio station shutdowns, news channels taken off the air and blocking websites have become normal. Maduro's siege against the press is getting worse.
The recent deportation of Swedish reporter Annika H. Rothstein brings attention to the legal status for foreign journalists who want to cover Venezuela. The regime has its excuses to stop foreign eyes to see what’s happening.
In their 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders shows great concern for the state of press freedom both Venezuela and in Latin America as a whole, as threats are not only increasing, but also diversifying
Chavismo is on a campaign to shut down freedom of expression, targeting international and national media outlets to keep quiet what's going on in Venezuela. The irony is that, while this goes on, Venezuelan journalism shines.
Among many pressures from all sides involved and even violence to try to hide the truth, the technical mission sent by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights offered a non-flattering declaration about the current situation of Venezuelans under Maduro.
One month later, the failed attempt to bring humanitarian aid into the country continues to get coverage in international media.
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