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Online media leading "quiet revolution" in Colombia, new study notes

In its first study of online journalism in Colombia, the Consejo de Redacción, or Newsroom Council, (CdR in Spanish) looked at who is producing online journalism in this South American country and how. The report found that since Colombia first connected to the Internet on July 4, 1994, online media have become "the protagonists of a quiet revolution in Colombia." Read more »


Statutes of limitations expire, adding to impunity in killings of journalists in Colombia

Expiring statutes of limitations for journalists killed in Colombia is adding to the South American country's rampant impunity, according to Periodistas en Español (Journalists in Spanish). Read more »


Mayoral candidate beats radio reporter at funeral in Colombia


A candidate for mayor in the northern Colombian city of Valledupar beat a radio reporter he blamed for his electoral defeat, according to Vanguardia de Valledupar. Read more »


Q&A: Colombian journalist Carlos Huertas discusses developing transnational journalism as a Harvard Nieman fellow


Colombian journalist Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the investigations editor for the political magazine Semana and the founder of the Newsroom Council, which promotes investigative journalism. In his career as a journalist Huertas has specialized in themes like corruption, human rights and the environment. He has also been involved in many of the magazine's award-winning projects, including the King of Spain in 2008, the Press and Society Institute's Best Corruption Investigative journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean award, and Transparency International's award for investigating the connections between paramilitaries and Colombian politicians. Read more »


IPYS offers investigative reporting scholarships to South American journalists


The Press and Society Institute (IPYS) is offering 15 investigative journalism scholarships to reporters from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31, 2011. Read more »


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 »



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