Venezuela

UNESCO chief voices concern after media outlets in Venezuela lose licenses

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has voiced deep concern today over a recent order to revoke the licences of 34 radio and television broadcasters in Venezuela.

UN human rights expert sounds alarm on draft media laws in Venezuela

Proposed media laws in Venezuela could be used as a tool for political intimidation and would seriously curtail press freedom and potentially criminalize legitimate dissent, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today.