Venezuela

Undaunted by severe state suppression of peaceful assembly, Venezuelans protest

Protests in Venezuela have continued for over two months now as the economic and political crisis worsens. Observatorio Venezolano de Conflictividad Social (Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict) recorded at least 1,791 protests taking place across the country from the beginning of April to end of May 2017. Read more

Undaunted by severe state suppression of peaceful assembly, Venezuelans protest


At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Continued political polarisation and public frustration led to a new wave of mass protests in Venezuela starting on 4th April 2017 Read more

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Media outlets taken off the air and freedom of expression threatened in Venezuela

On 15th February 2017, CNN en Español was removed from the air. As reported by the media outlet, the Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL), the Venezuelan government agency regulating media, ordered cable providers to pull CNN en Español's signal from the airwaves after CNN aired an investigation into the case of fraudulent disbursement of Venezuelan passports and visas. Read more

Media outlets taken off the air and freedom of expression threatened in Venezuela

Intimidation and arrest of journalists investigating corruption in Venezuela

On 11th February, two employees from Transparency International's Venezuela chapter along with two Brazilian journalists were detained by Venezuelan security forces in Maracaibo, Zulia state in Venezuela. Read more

Intimidation and arrest of journalists investigating corruption in Venezuela

Five killed in December protests as repression continues

Three major protests were subject to police repression, with five protestors killed in December alone. Read more

Five killed in December protests as repression continues

Peaceful assembly rights violated amidst continuing protests in Venezuela

Limitations to the right to peaceful assembly continue in Venezuela, especially during the 1 September march in Caracas. Read more

Peaceful assembly rights violated amidst continuing protests in Venezuela

Dozens of free expression violations in Venezuela in mid-2016

Local organisation Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) reported 39 cases where freedom of expression was restricted in Venezuela in the last two months. Read more


Emergency decree allows restriction of CSO funding

The declaration of a “State of Exception and Economic Emergency” in Venezuela could have a negative impact on funding for organisations. Recent protests in Caracas and other regions of the country have been repressed and journalists covering such protests faced intimidation and harassment by security forces. Read more