Digital opposition in Venezuela: Livestreaming in a disconnected land

Campaigning, Case Studies

In turbulent Venezuela, 2017 has been a turning point for organised protest and resistance movements. Despite the high cost, slow speed and low quality of internet access, activists, journalists and opposition politicians have found the means to use technology as a tool to organise and resist and  — and as a means of broadcasting dissent despite government censorship and intimidation. Livestreaming is a key mode of communications, organising and reporting in Venezuela. People rely on internet to connect, often with strangers, in search of food, medicine and other essentials. Yet 40% of Venezuelans lack internet connectivity. The rise of digital opposition media When government censorship...

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