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Venezuelan journalists detained for 24 hours while reporting in conflict zone

Updated entry: "However, this Thursday [April 1] Venezuelan journalists Luis Gonzalo Pérez and Rafael Hernández were released, more than 24 hours after they were detained.

The alarms went off at night, after having lost communication with all of them. After more than 20 hours without communication, the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP, for its acronym in Spanish) confirmed this Thursday that the four men were detained in Brigade 92, Fort Sorocaima, Guasdualito, in the Páez municipality, Apure state."

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Original entry: "The confrontation this Wednesday [March 31] in the border region between Colombia and Venezuela, of Apure, left a balance of at least one dead and several wounded according to the Venezuelan military. In addition, the arbitrary detentions of two journalists from NTN24 was denounced, together with two activists from the NGO Fundaredes, who remain missing.

Venezuelan journalists Luis Gonzalo Pérez and Rafael Hernández, who work for the international channel NTN24, were detained when they were in the border state of Apure, where the military has been fighting since March 21 with dissidents from the FARC, several union sources denounced this Wednesday."

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