Melanio Escobar: Press freedom in Venezuela in ‘a downward spiral’

Journalists in Venezuela risk attacks, detention and prosecution. Melanio Escobar helps reporters protect themselves with technology. Escobar founded Redes Ayuda in 2014. The organisation uses technology and communications to empower NGOs and activists across Latin America, with digital and physical security training as well as advocacy. Redes Ayuda has been a partner of Free Press Unlimited since 2017. The organisation implements our Reporters Respond emergency fund and the Legal Defense Fund within Venezuela. Their local knowledge makes them better equipped to provide legal advice and respond immediately to journalists in distress.

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2019 Venezuela Free Press Unlimited story/stories
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Intermediate Outcome 3 safety training Download/link