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Topic “Colombia”

Soccer fan threatens Colombian journalist

A Colombian journalist received a death threat by a fan of the soccer club Deportes Tolima for publishing a photograph where the fan appeared in a quarrel inside a soccer field after a game, an incident that ended with 33 fans being arrested and 10 policemen hurt, according to the newspaper El Tiempo. Read more »


Man confesses to killing Colombian journalist for money

A young man confessed to killing Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, and said that he was offered about $1,000 for the crime, which occurred on Thursday, March 15, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Journalism groups concerned that prison sentence against Colombian editor for libel sets dangerous precedent

The regional court in Cundinamarca, Colombia, upheld a criminal libel sentence against a Colombian journalist on Wednesday, Feb. 29, for publishing an editorial criticizing former governor and senator María Leonor Serrano de Camargo, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


Threatened after posting video on YouTube, Colombian journalist flees

A Colombian activist and journalist who received death threats after uploading a video to YouTube showing police violence has decided to flee from his native city of Huila, Colombia, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


Ex-members of Colombian national military accused of killing journalist in 1999

From a jail in the United States, former Colombian paramilitary commander Diego Fernando Murillo, alias "Don Berna," accused two ex-members of the Colombian national military of being responsible for the killing of journalist and comedian Jaime Garzón on Aug. 13, 1999, reported Caracol Radio. Read more »



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