Workers of weekly journal 6to Poder on hunger strike in Venezuela
Venezuelan weekly journal 6to Poder's director Alberto Rodríguez informed a document would be submitted on Tuesday afternoon to the Organization of American States in Venezuela describing the situation of the journal's staff after the freezing of the company's accounts
The journal's director, Alberto Rodríguez Palencia, has called for support from the international community, the National Association of Journalists (CNP), and colleagues, and urged them to fight off censorship.
"This is not a struggle for a mass media network, but against the critical situation the press is going through in Venezuela," he said.
Rodríguez Palencia also informed a document would be submitted on Tuesday afternoon to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Venezuela detailing the situation of 6to Poder's staff. "We hope the OAS takes a stand on the issue, which has been reported to the Committee on Freedom of the Press and the organization's Commission on Human Rights."
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