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Topic “Colombia”

One-fouth of countries on CPJ's 2012 Impunity Index are in Latin America, contributing to "vast self-censorship"

Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil -- three of the 12 countries worldwide with five or more unsolved cases of journalists killed for their work -- again find themselves on the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) annual Impunity Index, released Tuesday, April 17. The Index, first published in 2008, identifies unsolved cases of journalists killed between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2011. For the fifth year in a row, Iraq tops the Index, with 96 journalists' killings unsolved in the past decade. Read more »


Arrest warrant for Colombian journalist expires

A warrant for the arrest of a Colombian journalist was suspended by prosecutors on Thursday April 12, when the warrant expired, according to Caracol Radio. Read more »


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 »



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