Venezuela

Venezuelans facing food shortages encounter danger and excessive force at protests

People in Venezuela continue to protest demanding access to food and other basic services. Security forces continue to use excessive force and as a consequence 10 protesters were killed during the first months of 2018. Read more

 Venezuelans facing food shortages encounter danger and excessive force at protests

Economic crisis triggers social protest and freedom of expression constantly undermined

Freedom of expression continues to be restricted in Venezuela, which several documented cases of attacks against journalists and media outlets closing operations. Read more

Economic crisis triggers social protest and freedom of expression constantly undermined


Civil society: new law restricts freedoms of association and expression

On 8th November, the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the Anti-Hate Law for Peaceful Coexistence and Tolerance. The law contains some provisions that constraint the right to freedom of association. Read more

 Civil society: new law restricts freedoms of association and expression

Freedom of expression violations reported during regional elections

Civic space freedoms continue to be restricted in Venezuela, especially during the regional elections that took place in October where many freedom of expression violations were documented. Read more

Freedom of expression violations reported during regional elections

Concerns rise over freedom of expression in light of media shutdown

Freedom of expression and access to information continue to be restricted in Venezuela Read more

 Concerns rise over freedom of expression in light of media shutdown

Censorship continues: 49 radio stations removed from air thus far in 2017

Regulatory body CONATEL continue to issue decisions removing tv channels and radio stations from the air. Read more

Censorship continues: 49 radio stations removed from air thus far in 2017