CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government on Friday revoked the press credentials of journalists from CNN after President Nicolas Maduro apparently didn't like the television network's coverage of political protests there.
CNN said Friday that four of its journalists were notified by the Information Ministry that they are no longer allowed to report in the country -- including CNN en Espanol anchor Patricia Janiot.
Maduro on Thursday threatened to expel CNN from Venezuela if it doesn't "rectify" its coverage of unrest that he said is part of a campaign to topple his socialist government. Colombian news channel NTN24 was also suspended from Venezuelan cable TV packages a week ago.
The government's near-complete control of domestic broadcasters has made CNN en Espanol a source of information for many Venezuelans trying to follow the unrest.
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