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After censoring the German channel DW for broadcasting a report on corruption in Venezuela, Maduro called it “Nazi”

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After censoring the German channel DW for broadcasting a report on corruption in Venezuela, Maduro called it “Nazi”

Dictator Nicolás Maduro is once again targeting the press in Venezuela, as censorship and persecution against dissenting voices continue to increase. The latest target of his attacks is the German news channel DW, which was accused of being “Nazi” by Maduro after airing a report on corruption within the country.

Maduro claimed that there is a campaign by international media outlets to tarnish Venezuela and himself, referencing CNN en Español, CNN, and the Associated Press, as well as DW. The regime’s Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez, also attacked the German channel, accusing it of spreading lies and hatred against Venezuela.

DW recently published a report exposing corruption within the Venezuelan regime, including links to organized crime. The report highlighted the country’s high ranking in the 2023 Transparency International index for corruption, as well as the involvement of politicians in criminal activities such as drug trafficking and illegal mining.

After the report was made public, the regime swiftly removed DW’s content from local cable operators in an attempt to silence the channel. However, DW remains available in Venezuela through its website and social networks. The director of DW condemned Maduro’s actions as a severe attack on freedom of information in Venezuela.

Local organizations advocating for freedom of expression have also denounced the escalating persecution of media outlets in Venezuela. Over the past two decades under Chavismo, more than 200 newspapers, radio stations, and television channels have been forced to close.

This latest attack on the press by Maduro follows a pattern of censorship and crackdown on dissenting voices in Venezuela, with previous targets including CNN en Español, NTN24, and Caracol. The international community and press freedom advocates continue to condemn Maduro’s actions and call for the protection of independent journalism in the country.

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