Alek Boyd created Vcrisis.com and started blogging about Venezuela in Oct. 2002.
Since, he has worked as an independent researcher, investigative journalist, lobbyist, and civil and political rights activist,
and has been a consultant to some of the world's leading pollsters, risk firms and media.
In 2006, Alek became the first blogger ever to shadow a presidential candidate in Venezuela.
In 2009, he gained a MA (merits) in Spanish American Studies (King's College London), with focus on Venezuelan literature.
Nowadays he's the editor of INFODIO, where he writes about corruption. This site was censored in Venezuela (link in Spanish here).
Alek used to write for Semana magazine with Colombia's former tax chief, for Spain's El Pais, and collaborates with award-winning investigative journalists.
In November 2014, Alek's flat in London (UK) was broken into, his laptops were stolen, and his children were threatened by what appears to be agents of Venezuela's regime.
This is quite possibly the first time a Venezuelan blogger has been the target of an extended international surveillance operation.