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Topic “Colombia”

Founder of Colombian newspaper receives 20-month prison sentence for editorial criticizing congresswoman


A Colombian court sentenced the newspaper Cundinamarca Democrática's founder and editor to 20 months in prison and a $5,500 fine for criminal libel, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read more »


Environmental stories take top prizes for best reporting in Colombia


The Colombian magazine Semana and Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobrás awarded the Semana Petrobrás Journalism Awards, recognizing excellence in South American journalism. Read more »


Assassin announces on Colombian radio that he was ordered to go after journalist


A member of the Colombian criminal organization Los Urabeños called in to a radio show in the northern city of Valledupar saying that he had been ordered to attack a journalist and several other individuals, reported the Colombian Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


Colombian journalist Hollman Morris honored with International Nuremberg Human Rights Award

Colombian journalist Hollman Morris, who started the investigative television program Contravia in 2003, was awarded the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Nuremberg, Germany, according to Deutche Welle. Read more »


Colombia's ex-president calls Washington Post journalists "terrorist sympathizers"

The former Colombian president criticized Washington Post reporters who wrote an article implicating the U.S. government in abuses of power committed in Colombia, reported the newspaper El Colombiano. Read more »


Death threats force journalist to flee Colombia


Mary Luz Avendaño, correspondent for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, fled the country after receiving death threats, reported the Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


Paramilitary groups one of greatest threats to Colombia press, report says


Paramilitary groups represent one of the greatest threats to the press in Colombia, where 84 cases of aggression and harassment against journalists were recorded in the first semester of this year, leaving 104 victims, according to a new report from the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP in Spanish), published by La Opinión. Read more »


Colombian politician to stand trial for killing of journalist nine years ago


The ex-director of the Liberal political party in Colombia, Francisco Ferney Tapasco González, is going to be tried in the killing of the assistant editor of the newspaper La Patria, Orlando Sierra, who was killed by a hit man on Jan, 30, 2002, in the Colombian city of Manizales, reported El País. Read more »



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