Espacio Público records intimidation and censorship of the press in regional elections in Venezuela

"In the state of Barinas [Venezuela] this Sunday, Jan. 9, the repetition of the regional elections of November 21 was held. During the day, we registered four cases against journalists and the media that correspond to five violations of freedom of expression. On this occasion, intimidation and censorship were the most frequent.

The [military deployment known as] Plan República and the Bolivarian National Guard were the main causes for the violation of this right."

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