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"Don't Care"Edit

A brief essay on personal connections.

When starting an article, users are asked if they are connected to the subject. This also implicitly refers to an emotional connection. You shouldn't create or edit an article if you have strong emotional feelings for it. Sometimes emotional responses are good, when you are emotional out of enthusiasm and interest — if you are a fan. Emotional responses have no place in editing when you very much care about the subject, because this may mean that you would want it to be presented in a certain way, or to have control over the article, or that you might hold strong opinions on the subject which might make it into your editing or make discussion with other editors fruitless. So, when editing Wikipedia, make sure you "Don't Care". Kingsif (talk) 14:57, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Why we don't use TeleSUREdit

Not because it's a state source. Not because it's "socialist". Because it parrots Maduro's opinion and outright lies on common knowledge fact. Read more here.

Of course, getting news from one of the biggest crises is important, so here are some other sources that may be used for information on Venezuela:

List of sources
  1. Efecto Cocuyo - founded by independent female journalists who have all been threatened by the government, its director has won a press freedom award and was one of the "Guardians" profiled as TIME Person of the Year 2018. Furthermore, no area of the country or news story seems too small, meaning they likely have coverage of just about anything, with multiple updates daily and an easy-to-navigate site.
  2. La Patilla - one of the most popular websites in Venezuela, operated by the former CEO of Globovisión, but regularly censored so may be inaccessible.
  3. Prodavinci - this is the "one-stop shop" for analytical journalism by politicians, historians, and various other professionals; it also has quite a strict attitude against opinion pieces.
  4. El Pitazo - its director is widely seen as the best journalist in the country, it does cover daily news but is more notable for its award-winning long form multimedia reports on the state of the nation; this is particularly good for statistics and analysis.
  5. Armando.Info - investigative journalism in Venezuela cannot be beat by independent site - they're the Bellingcat of the country.
  6. El Nacional - comprehensive in all areas, respected internationally.
  7. El Universal - very similar to El Nacional.
  8. VPItv - a sidekick to the large rebel alliance, with the downside that as a largely video-based service (operating mostly on YouTube when it becomes inevitably blocked) it may not always be seen as reputable.
  9. Caracas Chronicles - technically a blog, but run by respected journalists and often has interviews with people in the news, and it's all in English.
  10. Tal Cual
  11. El Nuevo Herald and Miami Herald - Miami based newspapers that have good coverage of the diaspora in the area.
  12. Runrunes
  13. Aporrea - government supportive but, in news (avoid the opinion pieces), it does not have the insert of opinion that other Maduro-supporting sources do, so is more reliable than those for plain information on government-aligned people.

Other contributionsEdit



education, films and women in Venezuela

Thank you for quality articles such as Aula Magna (Central University of Venezuela), Cinema of Venezuela, Rafaela Requesens and Ana María Campos, for expanding Román Chalbaud, for quality reviewing, for thoughts about "don't care", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:46, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  WikiProject Venezuela Barnstar
For your excellent work on articles about Venezuela, I award you this barnstar. We appreciate your work in this under-represented area of Wikipedia. Congrats! MX () 14:44, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
In this special anniversary for Venezuela, I wanted to award you with the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. ¡Thank you so much! Jamez42 (talk) 09:39, 23 January 2019 (UTC)