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Rubio Condemns Venezuelan Move to Expel Journalists

CNN Reports its Credentials Have Been Revoked 2/21/2014 4:37 PM Eastern

 

“This isn’t simply an assault against press freedom," he said. "It now poses an even graver danger to Venezuelan demonstrators who will now have fewer news outlets to tell the story of what’s happening there to the rest of the world."

CNN reported Friday that Venezuela had revoked or denied press credentials to CNN journalists in the country, following the president's announcement that he would expel them if they didn't "rectify" coverage of the protests.

CNN did not have an official comment, but according to a source, it still has a pair or reporters in Venezuela. CNN en Español anchor Patricia Janiot left Venezuela Friday and is expected to come on CNN to talk about the expulsion.

The source also pointed out that Venezuelan government officials have leveled criticisms about CNN for years.