Since its presentation before parliament, the debate on the “Law on Control, Regulation, Performance and Financing of Non-Governmental and Related Organisations” has been stigmatising in nature, depicting civil society organisations as “enemies of the country.”
The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for the immediately release of freelance environmental journalist Luis Alejandro Acosta. Evidence suggests that he was arrested for his journalism.
The Unfreedom Monitor report provides insights into the current state of freedom in Venezuela and highlights challenges faced by journalists and media in the country.
Telefónica’s report was a gamechanger for digital rights activists in Venezuela.
We call on the international community to actively support all efforts to prevent this and other similar legislation from proliferating in the region
The criminal investigation is the latest move by Venezuela’s authoritarian government against “El Nacional”.
IAPA denounces the collaboration of private telecommunications companies with the Venezuelan government to censor and block online media outlets and to intercept the telephone communications of journalists, opponents, and citizens critical of the regime.
International Cooperation Bill in Venezuela replicates trend to restrict the civic space in Latin America
Regional networks Al Sur; Alianza Regional por la Libre Expresión e Información; IFEX-ALC and Voces del Sur reject the International Cooperation Bill currently under discussion in the National Assembly in Venezuela as it poses a risk to the existence of social and civil organizations in the country by undermining the right to freedom of association.
Since Venezuela began cracking down on independent media in 2007, most internet blockages have been conducted by CANTV, the state-run ISP that now provides two-thirds of residential connections.
Fresh blocks on a handful of Venezuela’s few remaining independent news websites are a troubling sign of escalating press censorship.
IFEX-ALC expresses its solidarity with Roberto Deniz and the Armando.info investigative journalism portal, as both are being subjected to harassment and judicial persecution.
Venezuelan authorities should ensure that civil defamation suits cannot be abused to censor news outlets, and should return “El Nacional”’s headquarters to its owners immediately.
Civil society organizations declare their resounding rejection and demand the repeal of the new registration measure for terrorism and other crimes in Venezuela
The NGOs of civil society express our resounding rejection of new Administrative Ruling 001-2021 for the Unified Registry of Obligated Subjects before the National Office Against Organized Crime and Terrorism Financing
Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Otilio Rodríguez and Nicmer Evans, release Evans immediately, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press.