CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Venezuela's independent press has been weakened by restrictive legislation, online attacks, and a vast state media empire as it struggles to cover vital issues in the lead-up to a heavily contested presidential race, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a special report just released.
31 Aug 2012
CARACAS, VENEZUELA: "The nearer we get to the elections, the more the media risks coming under attack." So said Miguel Henrique Otero, publisher of daily newspaper El Nacional, in a meeting with a WAN-IFRA delegation that conducted a mission to Venezuela earlier this month to assess the press freedom situation after 14 years of rule by President Hugo Chávez.
21 Jun 2012
LIMA, PERU: Use of official advertising to reward or punish news media and government takeovers of media in several parts of the Americas continue to be powerful weapons used to hinder the free flow of information, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded on winding up its 67th General Assembly held recently in Lima, Peru.
26 Oct 2011