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A video intended to make the Venezuelan military reflect on the impact of their increasing power in Venezuela has landed its producers in jail.
Numerous Twitter users have been detained by Venezuelan police in recent weeks, all on accusations linking them to the assassination of Socialist Party Deputy Robert Serra.
On March 14, Lourdes Alicia Ortega Pérez was detained by Venezuelan authorities for allegedly having "usurped the identity of an official of the Autonomous Service of Registries and Notaries" and having sent messages on Twitter that were "destabilizing [to] the country." An official press release stated that police also seized Ortega's personal computer as part of their investigation.
As of May 17th, Venezuelan netizens have reported through Twitter that the news website lapatilla.com might have been blocked by governmental ISP, Cantv.net.
For the second time in only four months, Venezuelan journalist and cyberactivist Luis Carlos Díaz is being harassed by a so-called group of pro-government "hackers", who act under the name of N33, and who in previous months have hacked into the Twitter and e-mail accounts of about thirty different Venezuelan personalities, including journalists Sebastiana Barráez, Ibéyise Pacheco, political humorist Laureano Márquez, activist Rocío San Miguel and writer Leonardo Padrón, amongst many others.
During all the month of August, Venezuelan bloggers have been complaining about difficulties to access Blogger.com services. Citizens claim that, even when the problems have been profusely reported to CANTV (the main, government-owned, Venezuelan ISP), the company has not provided any answer, nor have they solved the issue.