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Venezuela - Government restricts coverage of protests

Reporters without borders
Discontent with the country's economic problems and the high rate of violent crime are fueling the protests that erupted earlier this month. Protesters and human rights groups grievances include government control of the media. The political tension has also had an impact on journalists' safety. Shots were deliberately fired at Karen Mendez, the correspondent of the Peruvian online newspaper El Comercio, while she was covering the protests and demonstrators threw stones at María Iginia Silva (...)

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