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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Venezuelan journalists 'broadcast' live on buses to reach new viewers


Riding public transport armed with a wobbly TV-shaped cardboard frame and loud voices, a group of young Venezuelan activists have found a novel way to transmit news, in a country where space has shrunk for stories about hardship and protests. Traditional media have become more cautious in covering Venezuela's political crisis, and half the population have limited or no access to the internet. So in early May, Claudia Lizardo, a 29-year-old creative director, decided to spread the word about what was happening in her country in a very direct manner. Realizing that other passengers on the buses she travels on were ill-informed about subjects she considers important, Lizardo and four friends began boarding the vehicles and reading news bulletins, their faces framed by a mockup of a TV screen. More…

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