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Festival remembers García Márquez's impact on journalism, showcases investigative successes of today’s reporters


By Jessica Diaz

Latin American journalists gathered in Colombia last week to commemorate Gabriel García Márquez’s impact on the profession and share how their reporting is fighting corruption in the region.

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI for its acronym in Spanish) hosted a festival in Medellín from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The organization is based on García Márquez’s beliefs on journalism, according to FNPI Director Jaime Abello Banfi. Read more »


Man accused of killing young Colombian journalist sent to jail

A judge ordered to jail a man accused of killing young Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez, reported newspaper El Colombiano. Read more »


"Media Map" project reveals ownership concentration in Chile and Colombia

Poderopedia, a Chilean organization that works to bring transparency to power structures that run Latin American countries, has released Media Map (“Mapa de Medios”), a database detailing media ownership and concentration in Chile and Colombia. Read more »


Young journalist killed when entering radio station in Colombia

An unknown assailant fatally shot 25-year-old journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas in southwest Colombia on September 10. Read more »


Colombian Program to Protect Journalists celebrates 15 years amid many worries

Second entry in a series of posts about mechanism of protection for journalists in Latin America. Read here about the mechanism in Mexico.

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FLIP launches 'wiki' about mechanisms of protection for journalists in Colombia and Mexico

As part of the campaign ‘Journalism at Risk’ (‘Periodismo en Riesgo’), the Free Press Foundation (FLIP for its acronym in Spanish) has launched the J-Pro project, which seeks to explain and evaluate the policies established by the governments of Colombia and Mexico for protection of journalists at risk. Read more »


For the first time, Colombian Justice condemns the entire “criminal network” in a journalist murder case

Former Colombian legislator and politician Ferney Tapasco has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for being the mastermind of the 2002 murder of La Patria deputy editor Orlando Sierra who was killed because of his work. Read more »


Suspect in killing of pregnant Venezuelan journalist returned from Colombia

The suspect in the March 2014 killing of pregnant journalist Adriana Urquiola is back in Venezuela after having fled to Colombia.

Colombian authorities delivered Yonny Bolívar to Venezuela on June 18 after he was captured by Interpol Colombia and police in Barranquilla, Colombia on June 11. Read more »


Protests follow the release of ex paramilitary accused of kidnapping Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya


Update (June 5, 2015) : The Attorney General of Colombia, Eduardo Montealegre, ordered the recapture of former paramilitary Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, alias 'JJ', linked to the kidnapping, torture and rape of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, reported Semana. Read more »


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