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Topic “Colombia”

RSF: Acts of aggression against Colombian journalists during recent farmer protests are worrisome

More than 20 journalists have been attacked or threatened while reporting on the national strike that has brought Colombia’s agriculture industry to a standstill since August 18, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  Read more »


FARC ask Colombian government for financing to create their own media

As part of the peace negotiations in Colombia, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) asked last Friday for public financing to create their own media outlets, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »


Radio director gunned down, killed in Colombia

The programming director of a radio station in Colombia was shot and killed on July 29 in the city of Buga, located in Valle de Cauca, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read more »


Criminal groups, or Bacrim, become new threat for journalists in Colombia: CPJ

Despite the decrease of violence in Colombia, the armed groups in the country continue to harass and target the press. Besides the guerrilla, the drug trafficking groups known as Bacrim -- which formed after the paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia surrendered its weapons -- are now part of the threats journalists must face. Read more »


Colombian news site La Silla Vacía sees opportunity in mixing regional coverage and digital narratives

Created in 2009 by acclaimed Colombian journalist Juanita León, news site La Silla Vacía was born with the mission of demystifying, one story at a time, the way that power works. Read more »


Colombia on high alert following two weeks of attacks on the press

In just under two weeks, Colombian journalists have had to face one of their greatest fears: the resurgence of violence as a means to muzzle freedom of expression commonly used during the height of armed groups and drug traffickers.  Read more »


Daily News Digest: Land restitution coverage in Colombia leads to threats against journalists

Land restitution coverage leads to threats in Colombia. “A shadowy group that claims to oppose land restitution efforts in Colombia has told eight journalists who cover the issue to leave the northern city of Valledupar or be killed, according to CPJ interviews and news reports.” Read more »


On World Press Freedom Day, UN leaders call on others to "renew their commitment" to freedom of expression

Dignitaries, heads of states, journalists and advocates arrived in San José, Costa Rica yesterday, Thursday, May 2, for the welcoming reception of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s World Press Freedom Day conference.  Read more »



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