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Topic “Colombia”

A Colombian on The New York Times Editorial Board: Ernesto Londoño is making his mark

In just two years as a member of The New York Times editorial board, Colombian journalist Ernesto Londoño has been part of projects that made history at the 165-year-old newspaper. Read more »

Colombian judge decides to terminate investigation against journalists accused of defamation

At the request of the prosecution, a criminal court in Bogotá, Colombia agreed to terminate the investigation for injuria (defamation) against journalist Juan Esteban Mejía Upegui, according to newspaper El Espectador.

“Journalism is not incompatible with activism”: Jineth Bedoya, recipient of the Award for Courageous International Reporting

Jineth Bedoya Lima is likely one of the most award-winning Colombian journalists. Both her 20-year journalistic career and her activism to end violence against women, to which she has dedicated herself in recent years, have been recognized by national and international organizations. Read more »

Colombian judge issues arrest warrant for leaders of the ELN guerrilla group for kidnapping of journalists

A Colombian judge ordered the arrest of the Central Command (Coce) of the guerrilla group known as the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) for the kidnappings of six journalists and a driver this past May, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Read more »

Court condemns Colombian State for murder of journalist Jaime Garzón

In a Sept. 14 judgment, the Council of the State of Colombia – the highest court that handles legal processes involving the state – found the Nation responsible for the murder of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón Forero, which occurred on Aug. 13, 1999. Read more »

Murder of Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez still unresolved one year later

September 10 marks one year since the murder of Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez in the city of Pitalito, in the department of Huila. In that time, her family, colleagues and organizations defending freedom of the press have fought to investigate the crime and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Read more »

Colombian journalist accused of terrorism accepts rectification from expresident Uribe at court reconciliation

In the course of reporting on Colombia’s violent and complicated internal conflict, journalist Hollman Morris was accused of being an “accomplice to terror” and endured threats and harassment. Read more »

Authorities investigating new threat against Colombian journalists who were previously kidnapped by guerrilla group

By Heloisa Aruth Sturm and Teresa Mioli


Two Colombian reporters who were kidnapped by the National Liberation Army (ELN) in May have received threatening text messages supposedly signed by the ELN, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP). Read more »

Judge orders arrest of newspaper director of Colombian newspaper El Heraldo

The decision of a judge in Barranquilla, Colombia to order a three-day detention for the director of newspaper El Heraldo, Marco Schwartz, and the imposition of a fine for alleged contempt of an order for rectification has generated controversy in the country. Read more »

UPDATE: Journalists under control of the ELN in Colombia are released; group says it respects freedom of expression

Update (May 31, 2016): The three Colombian journalists being held by the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) guerrilla group were released on the afternoon of Friday, May 27. Read more »


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