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Foreign journalists given 24 hours to leave Yugoslavia

BELGRADE, Saturday - A group of around twenty journalists were given twenty-four hours to leave Yugoslavia yesterday afternoon, Beta reports today. While the journalists were waiting in the police station for their credentials, they were told that their visas had been cancelled. The journalists were from Finland, Norway, Portugal, Britain, Germany and the Ukraine.

B2-92 reports that the Federal Ministry of Information currently issues press credentials for election coverage selectively and a large number of foreign journalists have recently been refused working visas in Yugoslavian embassies abroad. Diplomatic sources have confirmed that forty Dutch journalists were refused visas over the past several weeks as well as some of the most eminent BBC and SKY reporters.

Source: B92

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