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Madrid demands ‘immediate’ release of journalists held in Venezuela

January 31, 2019

Madrid on Thursday demanded the “immediate” release of journalists working for the Spanish news agency EFE who were arrested in Venezuela.

“The government again asks the Venezuelan authorities to respect the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, of which freedom of the press is a central element,” Spain’s foreign ministry said after the arrest of three EFE journalists and a driver.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.