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Topic “Colombia”

Grenade thrown at journalist's house in northern Colombia

Leiderman Ortiz, editor of the newspaper La Verdad de Pueblo, was unharmed but is fearful for his life after the grenade damaged the front of his home in Caucasia, Antioquia, El Tiempo and El Mundo report. Read more »


Police officers accused of attacking Colombian journalists covering a march

Police authorities say they'll investigate charges that members of an anti-riot squad in Cali (western Colombia), beat reporters and photographers who were covering a Labor Day protest, RCN radio reports. Read more »


Colombia’s investigative reporters to hold 3rd yearly gathering

The “Newsroom Council” (Consejo de Redacción—CDR) will hold its 3rd annual Investigative Journalism Meeting from April 30–May 1, 2010, in Bogotá.

Twelve journalists from throughout Latin America are scheduled to speak at the meeting, which is co-sponsored by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Speakers will address topics such as investigation of executive powers, organized crime, and the environment. Other panels will focus on digital technology and the use of databases. Read more »


Veteran photographer is killed at home in Colombia

Arsenio Zambrano Ocampo, a well-known independent photographer, died last week after he was stabbed in his home in Ibagué, in Tolima department, the Colombian Federation of Journalists (Fecolper) reports. Citizens and colleagues were shocked by the news, El Tiempo says. Read more »


Workshop focuses on coverage of Afro population in Latin America

Journalists who work for print, broadcast or online media in Colombia, Ecuador or Panama can apply until April 23 for the “Multimedia reporting seminar-workshop on the Afro population in Latin America,” to be offered June 7–12 at the New Ibero-American Journalism Foundation (FNPI) in Cartagena, Colombia. Read more »


Community radio journalist killed in Colombia

Mauricio Medina, founder of a community radio station for the Pijao indigenous people, was stabbed more than 20 times at his home Sunday in Ortega, Tolima (central Colombia), Reuters reports (Spanish). See a story in English by Colombia Reports. Read more »


Colombian radio producer threatened to be killed this month

Edgar Astudillo Vásquez, producer of a news program on Radio Panzenú, received a pamphlet—allegedly from a paramilitary group—that said he would be killed before April 20 in any street in his city of Montería in Córdoba Department, El Tiempo and El Heraldo report. Read more »


Abrupt changes at Colombia's Cambio magazine are believed to be political

The closure of Cambio news magazine and the termination of its two top editors are described by its owner, El Tiempo publishing group, as an economic decision, but the dismissed editor-in-chief and managing editor believe political motivations were at play. See this story in English by Colombia Reports. Read more »


Colombia urges international community to ban broadcast of guerrilla videos

In a diplomatic offensive against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Foreign Minister Jaime Bermúdez warned that the diffusion of videos by the rebel group represent an "apology for organized crime and terrorism," the AFP news service and Radio Caracol report (in Spanish). Read more »


Multimedia report recalls unsolved killing of Colombian editor Guillermo Cano

To investigate the unpunished assassination of Guillermo Cano, who was shot by hitmen 23 years ago in Bogotá outside the offices of his family's newspaper, El Espectador, a team of Colombian journalists have produced this excellent multimedia report: 23 Years of Impunity and Silence. Read more »


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