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Topic “attacks on journalists”

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 »


Fists fly as Brazilian journalists face attacks while covering municipal elections

Hostilities against journalists and bloggers in Brazil leading up to municipal elections do not stop at censorship; media professionals also face a rise in attacks by candidate supporters. A news team from the magazine Época was threatened and forced to delete the pictures taken on their camera in the state of Minas Gerais, the publication announced Saturday, Sept. 15. Read more »


Bomb explosion levels radio station in Brazil

In the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, two men broke into the offices of Rádio Farol in the northeastern city of União dos Palmares in Brazil and planted a bomb that exploded, destroying the broadcaster's studio, reported the newspaper Tribuna Hoje. Read more »


Campaign event in Venezuela turns violent as AFP photographer attacked

A photographer was attacked at a demonstration in Venezuela as a confrontation broke out between pro-government and opposition supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, reported the website Notícias 24. Read more »


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