On Twitter, the Venezuelan president praised the work of communicators committed to the truth of this South American nation.
“Happy Journalist day. The communicational work has been vital to show the truth of Venezuela before the world, amid adverse circumstances, without stopping. Today, June 27, I celebrate their ethics, morals and effort,” Maduro tweeted.
“Let’s make responsible communication and defeat the lies of information mercenaries,” the head of State added and also celebrated the 204th anniversary of the publication of Correo del Orinoco, founded by Simon Bolivar under the motto “We are free, we write in a free country and we do not intend to deceive the public.”
In this sense, Maduro highlighted the importance of this publication to show the reality of Venezuela’s independence process; “let’s continue defending the truth as Bolivar taught us,” the President said.
On August 30, 2009, then President Hugo Chavez re-founded Correo del Orinoco as part of the Bolivarian system of communication and information, with the goal of advancing in the creation of a kind of journalism for the defense of sovereignty.