08 de marzo de 2017 10:51 AM
Actualizado el 08 de marzo de 2017 10:58 AM
Venezuela recorded 24 attacks on freedom of speech last February, including cutoff of CNN en Español feed, the Venezuelan National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) reported on Tuesday.
"Those attacks harmed 33 press workers, including journalists, cameramen and press photographers, in addition to 10 media outlets, which broadcasting was partially or totally banned,” reads the SNTP account, quoted by AFP.
“Almost daily, there is at least an attempt at limiting access to information, thus showing the repeated practice of hiding or at least misleading interesting events,” Marco Ruiz, the SNTP Secretary General, told AFP.
The report lists threats by government authorities against journalists, sabotage of news websites and the onslaught of “collectives,” pro-government armed groups, on press workers.
Additionally, reference is made to shutdown of radio shows for interviewing dissenters or of a local newspaper for lack of newsprint.
Last February 12, Brazilian reporters Leandro Stoliar and Gilson Souza were captured by the intelligence service in Zulia state (west Venezuela) during their investigation into the Odebrecht case.