Collaborations Help Strengthen Journalism in Venezuela

Collaborations Help Strengthen Journalism in Venezuela

September 12, 2018

Amid protests, human rights violations, social instability and an unprecedented food crisis, collaborative journalism is getting stronger in Venezuela.

The alliances of independent media with reporters and editors from other countries have helped unearth issues that otherwise would have been kept secret by the pro-government agenda.

The relevance and impact of collaborative journalism was confirmed by the Eighth National Investigative Journalism Awards from Venezuela’s Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS).

“All the award-winning investigative projects are collaborations between reporters, not only within Venezuela, that has a network of digital journalists, but also with regional organizations, such as CONNECTAS, and organizations from other regions, such as theInternational Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). These associations are important to understand that Venezuela’s problems expand beyond its border,” said Nela Balbi, director of IPYS Venezuela.

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