Remembering Alberto Jordan Hernandez: Journalist, Lawyer, and Union Leader

2023-08-24 11:51:19

The journalist, lawyer, constituent of 1999 and trade union leader Alberto Jordan Hernandezdied this Wednesday, August 23 in the state of Aragua.

Jordán Hernández is remembered for his support for union activity within the National College of Journalists and the struggles of press workers throughout his distinguished career.

He was an opinion columnist for various newspapers in Venezuela and later for digital portals due to the disappearance of the print media due to the restrictions imposed by the government of Nicolás Maduro for the acquisition of newsprint since 2014.

He National College of Journalists Sectional Caracas recalled the union struggles of Jordán Hernández, as well as his career as a member of the CNP and the National Union of Press Workers (Sntp).

He was one of the editors of the current Constitution of Venezuelathat of 1999, by winning a seat for the state of Aragua.

In 2017, before a Constituent Assembly that sought to modify the current Magna Carta was convened, together with a group of members of the 1999 ANC, he opposed this decision.

Maintain association of journalists

In 2022, he called for any reform of the Law on the Exercise of Journalism, which has been in force since 1994, he asked that the registration of journalists be maintained.

His position on this was firm. In August 2022, in an interview with Antonio Di Giampaolo, also a journalist and constituent of 1999, he recalled the importance of complying with this requirement in the face of any change in the legal instrument that governs the exercise of this profession in Venezuela.

In addition, to advocate for keeping sources secret and eliminating any form of censorship.

On that occasion, he also regretted that in Venezuela “there is no constitution and we do not have the rule of law,” he told Circuitos Éxitos in the state of Aragua.

Jordán Hernández was 83 years old and despite being born in Falcón, he moved to Aragua where he developed his professional and political career.

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