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Internet a lifeline for Venezuela’s embattled independent media

Internet a lifeline for Venezuela’s embattled independent media
Wednesday 17
9:21 2019

CARACAS: Starved of advertising revenue and battling a stranglehold on the newspaper industry by the government, Venezuela’s independent media have been decimated by the country’s years-long crisis — with many migrating online to survive. “It was a course we couldn’t get away from,“ Jorge Makriniotis, manager at the 75-year-old El Nacional, told AFP. The newspaper ran its last physical edition — which had already dropped from 72 to just 16 pages — on December 13 last year. Like many other former print media, it is only available on the internet now. In 2013, Venezuela’s socialist government created a state-run company ...

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Summary: CARACAS: Starved of advertising revenue and battling a stranglehold on the newspaper industry by the government, Venezuela’s independent media have been decimated by the country’s years-long crisis — with many migrating online to survive. “It was a course we couldn’t get away from,“ Jorge Makriniotis, manager at the 75-year-old El ...

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