The story "EU foreign ministers stick up for Wikileaks," posted on Thursday, incorrectly portrayed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe as a European Union institution, which it is not.

The story has been corrected on the wire and the headline and first two paragraphs now read:

European foreign ministers stick up for Wikileaks

European foreign ministers issued a statement on Thursday reiterating the rights of whistleblowing websites such as Wikileaks.

The Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe's decision-making body comprising the foreign affairs ministers of 47 European countries including all 27 E.U. countries, alerted its member states about the risks of pressure and attacks on new media, whistleblowers and human-rights-defenders websites.

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