Agencia Venezolana de Noticias
|State-owned news agency|
|Founded||1977 (as Venpres)|
Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) is the national news agency of Venezuela. It is part of the Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information (MINCI), but is run as an autonomous service. It reports on national and regional issues, as well as on Latin America in general.
AVN was re-founded in 2005 by the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) as the Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN). Its predecessor was the news agency Venpres, which had been founded on 23 May 1977. On 20 June 2010 ABN was renamed to AVN.
In October, 2008, Venezuelan minister Andrés Izarra declared in an interview at Radio Nacional de Venezuela that ABN will be converted into a state owned corporation under the name "Agencia Venezolana de Noticias"(AVN). He said, this is the result of an investigation about the working conditions, and that the conversion shall increase the chances of ABN employees on the job market.
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- "Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up". VHeadline.com. 16 December 2004. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Este lunes nace la Agencia Venezolana de Noticias" (in Spanish). Agencia Venezolana de Noticias. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Patrick J. O'Donoghue's round up of news from Venezuela". VHeadline.com. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
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