In crisis, Venezuela is “cracking down” on its media

9 August 2016

Venezuela is “cracking down” on media workers during a time of economic and political crisis and failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

That’s according to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.

He said that attacks on journalists and independent media workers have increased at a time when many citizens are finding it extremely difficult to access food and basic services.

Deganit Perez asked Mr Kaye why he was so worried about government treatment of media workers in Venezuela.

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