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Spotlight: Venezuela

Venezuela’s oldest independent daily sold

El Universal, which just celebrated its 105th year running, is the third leading private media company to be sold in Venezuela since March 2013. The publication has faced challenges from currency exchange restrictions and lack of newsprint.

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Call for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to end censorship

The Board of WAN-IFRA is deeply alarmed by what is considered a historically dire situation for the press in Venezuela. The Board condemns the strategy of Nicolás Maduro’s government to intimidate and ultimately asphyxiate the independent media.

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