Behind the end of DirecTV in Venezuela, there’s a 21st century dictatorship desperate to recover a lost channel to spread its message
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.
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.
Photojournalists are jailed, injured or robbed for committing what the government perceives to be the worst of crimes: truthfully reporting this country’s reality.
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