IAPA accuses the Venezuelan regime of ‘barbarism’ towards press freedom

The Inter-American Press Affiliation denounced a “new wave of aggressions and assaults” towards impartial media.

The Inter-American Press Affiliation (IAPA) on Monday condemned the “Nicolás Maduro regime” in Venezuela for a “new wave of aggressions and assaults” on impartial media and journalists and requested intergovernmental organizations and democratic governments to do the identical.

“Though we’re used to the barbarism of the regime towards press freedom, we can not cease condemning this new wave of aggressions and assaults by the Venezuelan authorities with the intention of constant to silence impartial media and journalists,” mentioned Jorge Canahuati, president of the SIP and the OPSA Group, primarily based in Honduras.

“The regime all the time takes benefit of the deviation of consideration attributable to different information occasions, such because the set up of its personal controversial Legislative Meeting, to attempt to act with impunity towards press freedom,” Canahuati added in a press release.

The IAPA denounced that on January 8 the Caracas correspondent of the Digital TV channel was dismantled VPITV, throughout a joint operation between the telecommunications regulator, Conatel, and the tax assortment entity, Seniat.

From its headquarters in Miami, the directive of the digital media denounced the seizure of transmission tools, cameras and computer systems, amongst different work instruments.

Additionally that day the digital medium Tal Cual suffered a cyber assault.

“We can not decrease our guard,” warned Carlos Jornet, president of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Data, to the brand new assaults.

The director of the newspaper The voice of the inside, from Córdoba (Argentina) assured that the IAPA will insist with its “grievance earlier than the intergovernmental organizations and democratic governments of the area.”

It’s, he mentioned, that “nobody is left with out condemning this regime that continues to systematically violate the rules on freedom of the press emanating from the Inter-American Democratic Constitution and different worldwide paperwork that determine freedom of expression and of the press as important foundations of free societies “.

The assertion additionally refers back to the newspaper Panorama, from Maracaibo, was sanctioned for 5 days by Seniat, which shut down the newspaper’s web site since January 7.

“The regime additionally accused the media Efecto Cocuyo, Caraota Digital, El Pitazo and Radio Fe y Alegría, of being ‘mercenaries of journalism’ and of receiving financing from overseas to overthrow the federal government. After the accusation, the radio headquarters in Monagas state, she was robbed and her transmission tools stolen, “mentioned the IAPA.

Supply: EFE

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