April 22, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Our website venezuelanalysis.com is back online after more than 48 hours, having been taken down after massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. The attacks started during the week and then significantly escalated on Saturday morning. There is no information on the identity or location of the assailants. The website is back up and running with an added layer of protection that hopefully will keep episodes like this from happening again.
We remain as committed as ever to providing independent, grassroots-based reporting on Venezuela that counters the monolithic pro-regime change narrative that can be found in the English-speaking mainstream media. We are well aware that the media is a key battleground in the renewed US-led attempts to remove the Bolivarian Government from power, and that Venezuelanalysis’ reporting is an important informational resource for solidarity movements and the public at large.
In response to the escalation of Venezuela’s current political crisis triggered by Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as “interim president” on January 23, we have ramped up our coverage to keep pace with the international media frenzy. National electricity blackouts in March proved significant hurdles, but we tried our best to resume reporting as soon as possible.
Our commitment to provide independent, objective coverage of events in Venezuela combined with our unflinching solidarity with the Bolivarian grassroots has led to frequent threats via social media. Just a few weeks ago, Gustavo Tarre, Guaido’s representative before the OAS, sent us a “friendly” email asking us to stop referring to Guaido as “self-proclaimed.” There are undoubtedly powerful actors that would like nothing better than to see VA and other independent news outlets removed from the web permanently.
We are very thankful for the support we have received through social media during this period, and look forward to continuing our coverage of the situation in Venezuela, during these very challenging times, with all the tools at our disposal.
The VA collective.
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