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Topic “armed conflict”

New digital project in Colombia seeks to train, connect journalists who cover armed conflict

With the purpose of helping journalists from different regions and reaches of the country improve their coverage of the conflict and post-conflict in Colombia, and the goal of creating a network of colleagues that specialize on these issues, several organizations have joined to launch a new digital project, Plataforma de Periodismo (“Journalism Platform” in Spanish). Read more »


Colombian government consults journalists targeted by violence in reparation process

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Colombian government began consulting journalists who were victims of the armed conflict to identify proposals and strategies for their collective reparation, according to the Unit for the Care and Reparation of Victims' website. Reparations will be awarded under the guidelines outlined in the Victims and Land Restitution Law, the website noted. 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 »


Journalists who denounced human rights abuses in Guatemalan civil war accused of participating in kidnapping, torture


Three Guatemalan journalists and a photographer are among 52 persons accused of participating in the kidnapping, torture, and killing of diplomats during this Central American country's civil war that lasted from 1960 to 1996, according to Guatemala's Center for Informative Reports (Cerigua in Spanish). The journalists say the accusations are an attempt to intimidate them. Read more »


Guerrilla army in Paraguay calls journalists "military targets"

The leader behind the guerrilla Paraguayan People's Army (EPP in Spanish), who is serving a prison sentence for kidnapping, told the newspaper La Nación in a tape-recorded interview that journalists would become military targets if they acted as "informants" for the government. Read more »


Family of disappeared Guatemalan journalist demands justice

Thirty years after Guatemalan journalist, writer and activist Alaíde Foppa was kidnapped, her family and journalism and human rights organizations on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, went before Guatemala's Supreme Court to demand authorities investigate what happened to Foppa, according to IFEX. The family presented a statement to the court to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. Read more »



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