The ministries of Sports and Communications censored private media outlets and said they didn’t have the credentials to cover the arrival of the Olympian athletes from Tokyo. 600,000 Venezuelans are waiting to get the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine.
Even after the PR fiasco of Univision’s Jorge Ramos detention, the official pressure against the remains of free press continues both in Caracas and the countryside. Blocking Internet, closing radio stations and harassing correspondents is the new normal.
After the interview was interrupted by the dictator, the most famous Latino news anchor in the world and his crew were detained for hours, his equipment taken and then ordered to leave the country.
Nicolás Maduro tried to stop Venezuelans from watching and hearing the Venezuela Aid Live concert by taking down two cable channels and launching several Internet blockings.
As the crackdown on what’s left of independent media in Venezuela continues, a new study establishes how the government also shifts the public conversation to its advantage.
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