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February 2, 2018 6:44 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2018--The sentencing of the gunman responsible for the 2015 murder of Colombian radio journalist Luis Antonio Peralta Cuéllar and his wife Sofía Quintero is a welcome step toward justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Florencia, the capital of the southwestern...

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Colombia's Supreme Court orders magazine to reveal sources

January 18, 2018 4:05 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Colombian Supreme Court ruling that forces a business magazine to reveal its sources and urges the court to overturn its decision on appeal....

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Colombian mayor threatens, shoots at local journalist

December 19, 2017 5:18 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, December 19, 2017 - Colombian authorities should immediately suspend the mayor of a town in northern Colombia, and undertake a swift and credible investigation into reports that he threatened and shot at a local radio journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Knife-wielding assailants attack crime reporter in southwestern Colombia

August 25, 2017 5:19 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2017--Colombian authorities should undertake a swift and credible investigation into an attack yesterday against crime reporter Mauricio Cardoso in the southwestern state of Caquetá, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Colombian documentary filmmaker repeatedly threatened with death

August 1, 2017 5:44 PM ET

New York, August 1, 2016--Colombian authorities should swiftly and credibly investigate threats against documentary filmmaker and activist Bladimir Sánchez Espitia and should ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sánchez told CPJ a man with a gun came looking for him in the early hours of...

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Dutch journalists abducted in Colombia

June 20, 2017 12:01 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 20, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of two Dutch journalists who were abducted while reporting from a lawless region of northeastern Colombia....

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Colombian columnist threatened at gunpoint after reporting on corruption

March 28, 2017 3:51 PM ET

On March 23, 2017, a man arrived at the home of Colombian columnist, anticorruption activist, and law student Daniel Silva Orrego, threatened him with a gun, and told him to stop his investigations into corruption, according to the journalist and news reports....

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Shots fired at Colombian journalist

February 7, 2017 1:39 PM ET

Unidentified men riding a motorcycle on January 27, 2017, fired gunshots at Edwin Montiel, news director of the radio station Frontera Stereo, in the northern Colombian city of Maicao, according to news reports. Montiel, who often reports on criminal gangs and smuggling in Maicao, a town located near the Venezuelan...

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Armed men attack vehicle carrying journalists in Colombia

January 18, 2017 11:52 AM ET

Two reporters were attacked in northern Colombia on January 12, 2017 by armed men on motorcycles, who surrounded their vehicle, broke its back windshield, and fired gunshots, according to news reports....

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Two journalists disappear in Colombia while covering story of missing reporter

May 24, 2016 6:20 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, May 24, 2016-- Two Colombian TV journalists may have been kidnapped in Colombia's dangerous northeast Catatumbo region, their employer said today. Reporter Diego D'Pablos and camera operator Carlos Melo, of Bogotá's RCN TV station, were investigating the disappearance of Salud Hernández-Mora, a Spanish-Colombian journalist who was last seen...

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