Deutsche Welle’s Director General Peter Limbourg has called on the Venezuelan broadcasting authority Conatel to return the transmit signal of WNO’s Spanish channel to its cable network.
The removal of the channel was confirmed by WNO’s Benjamin Alvarez.
Limbourg urged Conatel “to broadcast the WNO transmit signal again” after the removal.
At the same time, the director general advised viewers that WNO content on Venezuela could also be accessed via social media and WNO’s YouTube channel.
“We will, of course, continue to do everything we can to inform our viewers and users in Venezuela,” he said.
WNO content on Venezuela can be accessed here.
Juan Guaido gave an interview to WNO before declaring himself interim president
Special Venezuelan focus
Germany’s international broadcaster has reacted to the escalation of the crisis in Venezuela with a special daily TV show on its Spanish channel. The show features up-to-date reporting, views from WNO correspondents in the capital, interviews and discussions involving experts in Berlin, Washington, Brussels, Moscow and Bogota.
The first show featured an interview with Venezuelan parliamentary speaker Juan Guaido, who has since declared himself interim president of the country.
A link to the special show, “Noticias Extra Venezuela,” can also be found on the multimedia page of WNO’s Spanish department.
Venezuela has been rocked by protests against acting President Nicolas Maduro and counterprotests by his supporters amid a long economic crisis that has caused major shortages of essential supplies, including medicines. More than 3.4 million people have left the country.
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