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Colombian officer accused of using excessive force against photojournalist said it was an accident

The Colombian police officer accused of using excessive force against a photojournalist said it was all an accident during his first disciplinary hearing, reported the newspaper El Tiempo. Both the officer and the photographer had an opportunity to detail their sides of the story during the hearing, the daily said. Read more »

Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign

Several Latin American journalists are featured as part of the International Freedom of Expression Network’s (IFEX) International Day to End Impunity, a month-long campaign that recounts how reporters, human rights activists, and artists from around the world have been forcibly silenced for their advocacy on promoting freedom of expression. The campaign culminates on Friday, Nov. 23. Read more »

FNPI moderates Twitter debate over the relationship between advertising and journalism

The dismissal of Colombian journalist Daniel Pardo from the online magazine Kien&Ke for publishing an opinion piece about the Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales' influence on the country's media has generated controversy since it was first announced in October. Read more »

Application extended for the Latin American Prize for Drug Journalism

The period to apply for the Latin American Prize for Drug Journalism 2012 has been extended until midnight, Friday, Nov. 2, (Buenos Aires time) according to the Civil Exchange Association of Argentina, the organization responsible for the contest. Read more »

Colombian government urges Supreme Court to overturn libel conviction against columnist

Representatives from the Colombian Attorney General and Prosecutor's Offices asked the Supreme Court to overturn a journalist's conviction for libel, reported the newspaper El Espectador. According to the spokespersons, journalist Luis Agustín González's opinion column is protected by the right to freedom of expression and therefore cannot be charged politically or criminally, added the newspaper. Read more »

Rising police violence against the press in Colombia draws condemnation

An attack on a photographer in Colombia by the National Police on Oct. 23 prompted press organizations to demand more investigations and punishments against those that harm journalists. Read more »

Colombian police apologize for attack on photographer

A member of the Colombian National Police attacked a photographer on Tuesday, Oct. 23, reported the newspaper Vanguardia Liberal. Ana María García, photographer for the newspaper El Tiempo, was covering a serious accident on the mass-transit system of Bogotá, the capital, when the officer attacked her, according to the newspaper. Read more »

Colombian newspaper claims Attorney General tried to censor it

The newspaper El Espectador de Colombia claimed the Attorney General of Colombia threatened to censor it, the publication said in an editorial published Wednesday, Oct. 16, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »


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