Maduro’s internet blackout stifles news of Venezuela crisis
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The German journalist Billy Six (M) talks to journalists after arriving at Tegel Airport, 18 March 2019; next to him are his father Edward (l) and his mother Ute, Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images

Venezuelan authorities granted Six conditional release on the night of 15 March, with orders to present himself to authorities every two weeks and refrain from speaking about his case.

A woman holds a banner that reads 'Free Luis Carlos', outside the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas, Venezuela, 12 March 2019, RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

IFEX-ALC demands the dropping of all charges and restrictions on Venezuelan rights defender Luis Carlos Díaz. Experts from the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have also expressed deep concern over Díaz’s case.

Venezuela is in the midst of a marked and alarming deterioration in the position of media outlets and conditions for carrying out journalism, as a result of ongoing harassment by state entities, coupled with the country’s economic crisis.