IPYS: Venezuelan Gov’t Manipulating Media Reports

For Marianela Balbi, executive director of the Institute of Press and Society (IPYS) in Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro is censoring critical media outlets -- with tactics like the blockage of live broadcasts of protests -- in an effort to prevent more people from joining the demonstrations. In poorer areas of Venezuela, where internet access is scarce, the only version of events people know is the one they learn from local news programs.

Source: Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: March 26, 2014