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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 »


Colombian journalist who witnessed corruption cases is killed; crimes against press soar


Independent journalist Luis Eduardo Gómez, a witness for prosecutors' investigation into links between politicians and paramilitaries, was killed by two gunmen who shot him from a motorcycle last week in Arboletes, Antioquia, in northwest Colombia, BBC reports. Read more »


Colombia, Mexican journalists threatened after reporting on drug, human trafficking


Journalist Mary Luz Avendaño, corresponsdent in Medellín, Colombia, for the newspaper El Espectador, and Lydia Cacho, a Mexican investigative reporter, received death threats after publishing stories on drug trafficking and human trafficking, respectively, reported IFEX and Article 19. Read more »


Colombian prosecutor accuses ex-deputy director of secret police of masterminding journalist's killing


The Attorney General of Colombia has accused a former deputy chief of the secret police of instigating the murder of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón, perpetrated by the paramilitary almost twelve years ago, reported El Heraldo. Read more »


Article 19 denounces Colombian court ruling that preserves criminal defamation

The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled on May 25 that criminal defamation is constitutional, prompting criticism from freedom of expression advocates, Article 19 reports via IFEX. Read more »



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