Venezuelanalysis.com

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Venezuelanalysis
VAlogo.png
Logo of Venezuelanalysis.com
Web address www.venezuelanalysis.com
Slogan News, Views, and Analysis
Commercial? No
Available in English
Created by Gregory Wilpert
Launched September 2003
Alexa rank
Increase 164,291 (Global, May 2014)
IP address 193.96.188.208
Current status Active

Venezuelanalysis.com is a news website that aims "to provide on-going news about developments in Venezuela, as well as to contextualize this news with in-depth analysis and background information. The site is targeted towards academics, journalists, intellectuals, policy makers from different countries, and the general public."[1] Its founder Gregory Wilpert characterizes the website as "a left social movement perspective on the Bolivarian Revolution in the English language. It's a fairly rare perspective, in that it is clearly pro-Bolivarian Revolution, but also critical of some aspects from a leftist perspective".[2] It has been varyingly described as "pro-Chávez"[3][4][5] and "left-leaning."[3][6] Wilpert stated in a 2007 interview that the site had received funding from grassroots donations, from the Venezuelan government's Ministry of Culture and from mutual support agreements with several different groups, such as Green Left Weekly.[7] According to the website (2014) it relies entirely on reader donations.[1]

Organization[edit]

According to its website, Venezuelanalysis.com is "a project of Venezuela Analysis, Inc., which is registered as a non-profit organization in New York State and of the Fundación para la Justicia Económica Global, which is registered in Caracas, Venezuela."[1]

According to GuideStar, Venezuela Analysis is based in Harrison, NY, and is listed as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.[1][8]

Support[edit]

Greg Wilpert founded the website in 2003 with Martin Sanchez, one of the founders of Aporrea.org, a pro-Chavez website, who set up the 'technical side' of the site.[9][10] Up to February 2014, Venezuelanalysis.com's 'about' page stated that its "Web server services and bandwidth is donated by Aporrea.org, a larger site maintained by grassroots groups in Venezuela."[11] In 2007, Wilpert stated the site had received "some funding" from the Venezuelan government's Ministry of Culture, in addition to accepting "grassroots donations."[7] He also indicated that Venezuelanalysis.com had "mutual support agreements" with the groups Green Left Weekly, Alia2, and "briefly" with TeleSUR, along with other organizations.[7] [12] As of April 2014, the site's 'about page' claimed that "we depend 100% on reader donations and receive no funding from any governments."[1]

Personnel[edit]

Gregory Wilpert, founder and editor, describes the website as providing, "a left social movement perspective on the Bolivarian Revolution in the English language. It's a fairly rare perspective, in that it is clearly pro-Bolivarian Revolution, but also critical of some aspects from a leftist perspective."[13][14] The Global Post described Wilpert as "perhaps the most prominent Chavista".[15] Wilpert's wife Carol Delgado was named Consul General of Venezuela in New York in 2008.[16][14]

Its website[17] lists contributors from England, Australia, and the US with a mix of activist and academic credentials, including Chávez Code author Eva Golinger, who periodically contributes to the site.[17]

Audience[edit]

Venezuelanalysis.com is mainly visited by those in the United States.[18]

Critical reception[edit]

Venezuelanalysis.com is "pro-Chávez";[3][5][19] other sources say it is "left-leaning".[3][20]

In a departmental bulletin at Hitotsubashi University, Darrell Moen called it "A major source of non-corporate controlled information regarding the process of social transformation that is occurring in Venezuela ... This website offers critical analyses by dissident scholars and grassroots-based accounts by social activists involved in the various social movements in Venezuela as well as links to a number of alternative media sites and access to documentary videos that depict recent events in Venezuela".[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About venezuelanalysis.com". venezuelanalysis.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert". 
  3. ^ a b c d Morley, Jefferson (17 March 2005). "Venezuela's 'Anti-Bush' Fears Assassination". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Bachelet, Pablo (16 September 2005). "United Nations should move from U.S., says Venezuela's Chavez". Miami Herald. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Maykuth, Andrew (30 May 2006). "How Chavez captures hearts of U.S. citizens: oil discounts are just part of the Venezuelan leader's marketing". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 8 May 2012. The Venezuelan Information Office, staffed by Americans and attached to the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, hosts delegations of sympathetic lawyers, doctors and elected officials. Private organizations like Global Exchange regularly assemble 'reality tours' to see how the Venezuelan government is distributing its oil wealth to the poor. 'These people go back to the United States, hold meetings at their churches, or write articles for their local papers,' said Gregory Wilpert, an American sociologist living in Caracas, where he operates a pro-Chavez Web site, Venezuelanalysis.com.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  6. ^ Markovits, Martin; Sebastian Kennedy (7 December 2007). "Despite defeat at polls, Venezuela's Chavez holds all the cards". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Hugo Chavez's Future (An Interview with Greg Wilpert)". Wilpert: We did receive some funding from the Ministry of Culture, but we also get some grassroots donations. 
  8. ^ http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/27-0988701/venezuela-analysis.aspx
  9. ^ "About venezuelanalysis.com". venezuelanalysis.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert". Gregory Wilpert said that Martin Sanchez worked on the "technical side" of setting up Venezuelanalysis. 
  11. ^ "About venezuelanalysis.com". 26 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert". Gregory Wilpert said that Martin Sanchez worked on the "technical side" of setting up Venezuelanalysis. 
  13. ^ Wilpert, Gregory (28 July 2013). "Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert". ZNet. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Wilpert, Gregory (13 January 2012). "Obama's State Department Now Takes Cues from Right-Wing Cubans on Venezuela". Venezuelanalysis.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  15. ^ Devereux, Charlie (2 December 2009). "Gregory Wilpert: Chavez defender". Global Post. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  16. ^ Wilpert, Gregory (1 July 2010). "New York Times to Oliver Stone". Zcommunications.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "About venezuelanalysis.com". Venezuelanalysis. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Site overview: venezuelanalysis.com". Alexa. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Bachelet, Pablo (16 September 2005). "United Nations should move from U.S., says Venezuela's Chavez". Miami Herald. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  20. ^ Markovits, Martin; Sebastian Kennedy (7 December 2007). "Despite defeat at polls, Venezuela's Chavez holds all the cards". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  21. ^ Moen, Darrell Gene (2009). "Public Access to Alternative/Critical Analysis: Community Media in Venezuela" (pdf). Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies 41: 1–12. 

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