Venezuela – Refusal to admit journalists (September 2, 2016)

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The French authorities have repeatedly expressed their concern over the situation in Venezuela, which is in the throes of a deep political, economic, and social crisis.

We condemn Venezuela’s refusal, on August 31, to allow Le Monde’s special correspondent Marie Delcas and some of her foreign colleagues to enter the country. Our embassy is in touch with the Venezuelan authorities and has asked them for explanations.

As it did on August 31, France calls on the Venezuelan authorities to respect the freedoms of the press and opinion, to end restrictions on journalists’ work, and to guarantee the security of media outlets and journalists.

France champions the right of journalists worldwide to freely exercise their profession