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Press freedom organization reports 158 attacks on journalists in Colombia during 2012

The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish) celebrated the Day of the Journalist in Colombia on Saturday, Feb. 9, with the release of its 2012 report on the state of press freedom in Colombia. Click here to read the full report (in Spanish).  Read more »


Colombian police officer to be tried for manslaughter in the death of arrested reporter

The Internal Affairs Office of the Colombian police accused an officer of involuntary manslaughter for the death of journalist Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, reported the newspaper El Universal. The disciplinary hearing of officer Jorge David Pérez took place on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Sucre department police headquarters, the newspaper added.  Read more »


CPJ, RSF call Colombian authorities to protect threatened journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) called on the Colombian authorities to provide more protection for journalists threatened in the country during the past month, according to statements from both groups.  Read more »


Colombian press group laments poor start to 2013

Colombia started off 2013 with a series of attacks on the press, including death threats against three journalists, censorship at the hands of criminal gangs and the interrupted distribution of a newspaper in the department of Sucre, reported the Press Freedom Foundation, FLIP, in a press release Thursday, Jan. 31.  Read more »


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 »



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