Stop Silencing Journalists in Venezuela

Target: Jorge Elieser Márquez Monsalve, Director General of Conatel

Goal: Stop silencing media outlets and journalists in Venezuela.

Journalists in Venezuela are being silenced by government authorities. In 2017 alone, nearly 50 news outlets have been forcibly closed by the government’s national telecom authority, Conatel. Even a branch of CNN has been shut down.

Most of the closed outlets are radio stations. However, regardless of the kind of outlet these media sources are, this is still a blatant violation of press freedoms. The government is silencing journalists’ freedom of speech in order to manipulate reporting and spread the stories it finds favorable.

Sign the petition and demand that the government of Venezuela end its attack on journalists and media outlets. The freedoms of press and speech must be protected so that the citizens of the country have access to accurate and fair reporting.


Dear Señor Monsalve,

Nearly 50 media outlets and hundreds of journalists in Venezuela have been silenced by the government. The government is manipulating the news and violating freedom of press and speech.

Fellow Latin American governments have condemned these attacks. I demand that you listen to them and restore your nation’s silenced media outlets so that your citizens can experience a wealth of different news, opinions, and backgrounds.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Freedom of the press, like it is everyway else in other Latin Governments. Please restore your reporter’s freedom to inform the people of Venezuela now.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    silence is a war crime so what are we waiting for??

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