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Topic “Colombia”

Man accused of crimes against Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya accepts charges against him after 15 years

Fifteen years after Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima was kidnapped, tortutured and sexually abused, one of the men accused in the crimes has accepted the charges.

The Attorney General’s Office delivered the charges to Mario Jaimes Mejía, also known as ‘El Panadero,’ at a hearing that took place Feb. 2, according to various local media outlets and the journalist. Read more »


CPJ's list of the deadliest countries for journalists in 2015 includes Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala

Deadly violence against journalists in Latin America has continued to grow this year, with four countries from the region making the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) list of deadliest countries for journalists in 2015. Read more »


In light of new case of alleged illegal wiretapping of journalists in Colombia, president announces investigation

Six years after the 'chuzadas', or illegal wiretapping, of journalists in Colombia scandalized the country, their ghosts reappeared. In recent weeks, information about alleged corruption and abuse within the National Police has been revealed, including the monitoring and unlawful interception of journalists’ communications. Read more »


Two journalists killed in Brazil and Colombia; 3 journalists murdered in northeastern Brazil during Nov. 2015

As the end of the year nears, two more journalists were killed in Brazil and Colombia in the past week. Read more »


Colombian journalists launch investigation to fight for justice for murdered colleague

Flor Alba Núñez Vargas was only 25-years-old when she was fatally shot on the way to work on Sept. 10, 2015. Despite her youth, she simultaneously worked as a journalist at radio stations, television outlets and newspapers in Pitalito in the Huila department of southwest Colombia. Read more »


After 17 years without justice, journalist's murder in Colombia reaches the Inter-American Court

The case of Colombian journalist Nelson Carvajal, murdered on April 16, 1998, was submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on October 22 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


End to impunity: in landmark case, Colombia captured the mastermind of the murder of journalist Orlando Sierra

Colombian authorities reported the arrest of former legislator and politician Ferney Tapasco for whom it had issued an arrest warrant after he was sentenced for being the mastermind of the murder of journalist Orlando Sierra. The capture by the prosecution and the police took place in the early hours of Nov. Read more »


Ownership is concentrated, transparency lacking with regard to Colombian media, study shows

Journalists and press advocates have created another project to study concentration of media ownership in Colombia. They found low transparency, high ownership concentration and links between media owners and the political world, among other insights.

Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a project between the German branch of Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) and the Colombian Federation of Journalists (Fecolper for its acronym in Spanish), was formally launched this week. Read more »


Brazilian, Colombian and Costa Rican journalists win global investigative journalism award

The transnational investigative journalism series "Império das Cinzas" (“Empire of Ashes”), about illegal cigarette trafficking in South America, was announced winner of the Global Shining Light Award on Oct. 10. Read more »



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