Venezuela

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




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