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Topic “Colombia”

Colombian journalist reports about plot to kill him

A Colombian activist and journalist said that a "narco-paramilitary" team plans to kill him as soon as possible and will pay $200,000 for it to happen, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »

French journalist freed by the FARC insists that Colombian conflict should continue to be covered

After more than one month in captivity, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) released the French journalist Roméo Langlois in the middle of the jungle in the Caquetá Department to the Humanitarian Mission led by Human Rights activist Piedad Córdoba on Wednesday, May 30, the news site Telesur reported. Read more »

French journalist held prisoner by FARC in Colombia

In a statement given to journalists, one of the guerrilla members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) confirmed that the FARC is holding French journalist Roméo Langlois as a war prisoner, reported the radio station Radio Caracol. Read more »

FARC guerrillas suspected of kidnapping French journalist based in Colombia

A French journalist disappeared and is suspected of being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) after being injured during combat between the Colombian Army troops and guerrillas on Saturday, April 28, according to Reporters Without Borders. Read more »

Death threats force three Colombian journalists to flee their cities

In recent months, three Colombian journalists were forced to flee their cities of residence after receiving death threats from illegal armed groups, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), published on April 23. Read more »

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 »


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