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Topic “Colombia”

Colombian journalists threatened in drug turf war

The Antioquia Journalism Association, APA, requested protection for some journalists in the city of Medellín, claiming that they are the targets of threats and harassment.  Read more »


Colombian official accused of burning newspaper copies alleging misuse of public resources

Condemnation published by El Meridiano de Sucre. Read more »


President of Colombia urges officials to accept press criticism

Photo of Juan Manuel Santos from his Twitter account.

Press freedom group in Colombia releases guide for reporters facing libel, slander charges

Concerned about the growing threat of slander and libel lawsuits as tool to censor the press, the Free Press Foundation (FLIP in Spanish) released "Outside Justice: a manual for journalists facing slander and libel charges," the group published on its website.  Read more »


New newspaper will cover one of Colombia's most challenging regions

Starting on Thursday, Jan. 17, the Colombian department of Cauca will have a new newspaper in circulation, reported the website Periódico Virtual. The 24-page publication will be a European-style tabloid and will concentrate on opinion, politics and local news, added the website.  Read more »


Closure of Colombian publication leaves region without newspaper

The Colombian Federation of Journalists (FECOLPER) called the closure of the newspaper El Liberal in the city of Popayán, Cauca on Saturday, Dec. 15, a blow to freedom of expression. The loss of the newspaper will leave the region hardest hit by unemployment, poverty and armed conflict without a newspaper, according to a statement from the organization.  Read more »



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