‘CNN: Venezuela revoked credentials for its journos…’

February 21, 2014
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On Thursday, CNN was threatened with expulsion from Venezuela “if CNN did not ‘rectify its coverage'” the BBC reported.

(President Nicolas) Maduro also lashed out against the coverage of the protests by foreign news organisations.

“Enough war propaganda, I won’t accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they don’t rectify themselves, out of Venezuela, CNN, out,” he said.

It looks like at least one journalist has left because of those threats.

Bridget Leininger with CNN Communications said the company doesn’t have an official statement yet, but CNN en Espanol anchor Patricia Janoit, who left Venezuela, will be on CNN at 3:45 p.m. Leininger also said CNN still has reporters in country.

While pulling together a Twitter list of journalists working in or covering Venezuela, I saw this tweet from Mariana Atencio, host of Fusion’s “The Morning Show” about Janoit leaving the country.

Here’s the story from CNN. Things are changing quickly in Venezuela, as journalist Francisco Toro detailed Thursday for Caracas Chronicles. The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote on Feb. 13 about Venezuelan officials taking a Colombian station off the air after airing protests. And CPJ wrote on Thursday about dangers facing journalists working in Venezuela.

Here’s a Twitter list of some of those journalists so far (please send more suggestions to me at khare@poynter.org). CNN’s Faith Karimi and Catherine E. Shoichet also wrote a primer about what’s happening in Venezuela. It’s a good way to catch up if you haven’t followed the news so far. Below you’ll find a little of what’s unfolding now, from the Twitter accounts of reporters covering Venezuela.