On one side they anounced they reject the physical attack on the journalists. On the other side they said the journalists, who were distributing flyers expressing their position about the new education law, which also affects freedom of speech, were provoking the attack on them by the TV Ávila (government) employees.
Chavez said "even if the journalists feel attacked they should not show those pictures" (about the attack) as there are "proofs" that some of the people were provoking.
Miguel has written more on this here.
What does the European Union say about that?