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EU’s Mogherini urges release of journalists held in Venezuela

January 31, 2019

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini called Thursday for the immediate release of journalists arrested in Venezuela as part of a crackdown by Caracas on foreign media.

“Our request is for them to be immediately released,” Mogherini told reporters at an EU meeting in Bucharest. Five foreign journalists, including two from France and one from Spain, have been held.

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