Venezuela’s news media has been squeezed by President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarianism and the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
But Venezuela is not Cuba or North Korea. There are still a number of independent and critical journalists trying to cover news – though their job is far from easy.
On this edition of Global Journalist, we’ll hear more about the struggles of journalists in the country – and what Venezuela’s declining media freedom means for its governance.
Joining the program:
- Cody Weddle, Colombia-based journalist expelled from Venezuela in March 2019
- Stephanie Rodrigues, Venezuelan journalist and film producer
- Angus Berwick, Venezuela correspondent, Reuters
- Natalie Southwick, Central and South America program coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
Assistant producers: Laura Miserez, Arianna Suardi
Supervising producer: Trevor Hook
Visual editor: Kyle McCubbin