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Topic “Colombia”

Journalist receives letter bomb in Colombia

A Colombian journalist received a letter bomb on Thursday, March 7, reported the website Caracol Radio. Journalist Juan David Betancur found the explosive at his home in the city of Dabebia, Antioquia, added the website.  Read more »


Registration open for investigative journalist conference in Colombia

For the sixth consecutive year the Colombian organization Consejo de Redacción (CdR) will hold its Investigative Journalism Conference, which brings together journalists, editors, media executives, and students from around the world to discuss investigative journalism. Read more »


Colombian court orders National Police to correct statement given in 1996

In what has become a historic decision, the Council of State of Colombia ordered the National Police to correct a statement given in 1996 that affected two businessmen, said the newspaper El Tiempo.  The Director of the Police will have to give a press conference and correct the information given to a television news program as an “exclusive” that linked two businessmen with a drug cartel, said the paper. Read more »


Former representative attacks reporters with impunity in front of police in Colombia

Two Colombian journalists claimed they were physically and verbally attacked by a former congressman and his wife in the view of police officers, who did nothing to stop the assault, reported the Colombian Federation of Journalists (FECOLPER in Spanish). Read more »


Colombian media blamed for hampering prisoner release by guerrillas

Update: On Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCR) reported that it received the two freed police officers and they received medical attention, reported the newspaper El Tiempo. Read more »


Press freedom organization reports 158 attacks on journalists in Colombia during 2012

The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish) celebrated the Day of the Journalist in Colombia on Saturday, Feb. 9, with the release of its 2012 report on the state of press freedom in Colombia. Click here to read the full report (in Spanish).  Read more »


Colombian police officer to be tried for manslaughter in the death of arrested reporter

The Internal Affairs Office of the Colombian police accused an officer of involuntary manslaughter for the death of journalist Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, reported the newspaper El Universal. The disciplinary hearing of officer Jorge David Pérez took place on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Sucre department police headquarters, the newspaper added.  Read more »



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