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Recent acts of violence confirm the restriction of freedom of expression and of the press and the increase in acts of intimidation, institutional and physical violence that are making the search for and dissemination of information criminal offenses.
IAPA joined the Reporters Without Borders initiative in support of journalists working at The Intercept Brazil. The international call was supported by 26 organizations.
IAPA President María Elvira Domínguez condemned "the extreme cruelty of the regime against independent journalists."
Restrictions to journalists is a serious violation of the freedom of movement of members of the press.
Attacks on journalists and news media could lead to "acts of violence against the press."
IAPA strongly condemned attacks on journalists and legislators and restriction of access to Venezuela's National Assembly.
The report also makes recommendations for the protection of journalists and the effective investigation of the attacks against these professionals.
69th General Assembly
October 18 – 22, 2013