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ELN releases Dutch journalists being held in Colombia's Catatumbo


By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

Updated (June 26): The Colombian and Dutch governments have confirmed the release of two Dutch journalists being held by the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) in northeast Colombia.  Read more »


Colombian official says commission is working to free Dutch journalists being held by the ELN

Updated (June 21): ELN-PAZ, the Delegation for Dialogue of the National Liberation Army, released a statement saying it seeks to clarify the situation of the Dutch journalists held in El Tarra, Colombia. However, it added that it had not been able to internally confirm the responsibility of the organization because of "difficulties inherent in the conflict and the lack of rapid communication mechanisms in the area." Read more »


Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya denounces re-victimization in trial for her kidnapping, torture and sexual assault

Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has testified 11 times before the authorities in her country about the crimes against her, including kidnapping, torture and sexual assault, in May 2000. Read more »


In a decisive year for peace in Colombia, the country’s press received more threats, pressure and censorship, says FLIP

Although figures on deadly violence against journalists in Colombia continue to decrease – for example, 2016 was the first year of the last seven in which there were no murders of journalists because of their work – the forms of censorship have “mutated” and are far from being overcome in Colombia. Read more »


U.S. deports man convicted in murder of Colombian journalist Orlando Sierra

This story has been updated to clarify the initial detention of Fabio López Escobar in the United States.

Almost 15 years to the day when Colombian journalist Orlando Sierra was fatally shot, another of the men involved in that crime has been deported back to Colombia. Read more »


Latin American journalists among winners of the King of Spain Awards

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay were among the winners of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards on Jan. 24 in its 34th edition, news agency EFE reported. Read more »


FLIP documentary depicts the difficulties of practicing journalism in the regional areas of Colombia

For decades, Colombian journalism has been a direct victim of the violence generated by the country’s armed conflict that started more than 50 years ago. The signing of the new peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, endorsed by the country’s Congress on Nov. 30, could mean the end of one of the causes of violent censorship for journalists in Colombia. Read more »


The League Against Silence wants to overcome self-censorship in Colombia

“We are going to make a confession: in Colombia, journalists publish much less than what they know.” Thus begins the promotion video of the newly-formed network of journalists called The League Against Silence, which, through its first activity, is seeking resources to cover the most self-censored issues in the country. Read more »


A Colombian on The New York Times Editorial Board: Ernesto Londoño is making his mark

In just two years as a member of The New York Times editorial board, Colombian journalist Ernesto Londoño has been part of projects that made history at the 165-year-old newspaper. Read more »


Colombian judge decides to terminate investigation against journalists accused of defamation

At the request of the prosecution, a criminal court in Bogotá, Colombia agreed to terminate the investigation for injuria (defamation) against journalist Juan Esteban Mejía Upegui, according to newspaper El Espectador.


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