By Luis Rivero Donalle – Ciudad CCS, Jun 28th 2012
Yesterday was day of the Journalist in Venezuela, and to mark it there was a huge march in Caracas in support of alternative media. This article talks to a range of activists in the alternative media movement about how the media situation in Venezuela has changed.
International presses often criticize the Venezuelan government on issues around the freedom of the press, however, Venezuela has democratized its media outlets so that all communities can enjoy their right to freedom of speech. In this respect, Venezuela is far ahead of most nations when it comes to promoting free and accessible media.
By Victor Rodriguez, Rachael Boothroyd- Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 17th 2012
An interview with Victor Rodriguez of the Pluri-National Alternative Media Collective – The People’s Correspondents, based in Táchira state. The People’s Correspondents spans across Latin America and also has links in North America and Europe. The Venezuelan division was set up in 2008, when Rodriguez moved to Venezuela from his native Uruguay.
By Correo del Orinoco International, Sep 11th 2011
This week Telesur welcomed home a news team just back from covering NATO’s war on Libya from that nation’s capital, Tripoli. On arrival at Venezuela’s Maiquetia International Airport, the journalists denounced the ongoing “fabrication of lies” by mainstream media outlets and accused the international press of “producing the arguments needed for a continuation of the war”.
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 24th 2011
Media activists from around the state of Merida crowded into the Carlos Marx building yesterday to debate the new community media law. As we broke up into working groups, a member of parliament sat behind me, texting on his phone and listening to our proposals, while the state governor, crouching on some steps, made a proposal as well. Members of the working group articulately and confidently disagreed with it.
Nine Latin American countries have taken a further step in promoting regional integration through the formation of 'ULAN' - The Latin American Union of News Agencies. In order to 'give a voice' to Latin America and to reflect the realities of the region, ULAN will provide a 'counterweight' to news featured within the mainstream media.
Caracas-based Radio del Sur suffered a shake up this week after Venezuela’s Minister of Communication and Information replaced the station’s president in what workers there described as a reprisal for having aired “the exercise of self-criticism” in the aftermath of Venezuela’s controversial deportation to Colombia of alternative media activist Joaquin Pérez Becerra.
By Juan Reardon - Venezuelanalysis.com, Jan 21st 2011
"Venezuelaanalysis.com (VA) plays a unique role in fostering an online presence in which a deeper level of discussion is expected and delivered. While more casual forms of media become increasingly common, in-depth thoughtful journalism becomes increasingly more important. Well-researched and documented articles written in English about Venezuela are few and far between and should be considered invaluable as a resource."
Mérida, December 3rd 2010 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – As the year draws to a close, Venezuelanalysis.com (VA) has launched its fund drive to raise money to finance its operations for 2011. “Unlike the mainstream media, we are completely independent and depend on reader donations to keep the website going,” said VA writer Tamara Pearson.