45 Journalists Killed in Colombia since 1992/Motive Confirmed



José Everardo Aguilar


Radio Súper and Bolívar Estéreo
Colombia

Orlando Sierra Hernández


La Patria
Colombia

Jaime Garzón


Radionet, Caracol Noticias
Colombia

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

42% Broadcast reporter
4% Camera Operator
24% Columnist / Commentator
20% Editor
2% Photographer
13% Print reporter/writer
9% Producer
11% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

33% Print
62% Radio
13% Television
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Gender

98% Male
2% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

5% Taken Captive
59% Threatened
2% Tortured

Type of Death

7% Crossfire/Combat
2% Dangerous Assignment
91% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
10% Partial justice
2% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

10% Criminal group
20% Government Officials
2% Local Residents
37% Paramilitary Group
10% Political Group
27% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

2% Business
51% Corruption
27% Crime
2% Culture
29% Human Rights
42% Politics
4% Sports
9% War
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Freelance

7% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.


45 Journalists Killed in Colombia/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Édison Alberto Molina, Puerto Berrío Stereo

     September 11, 2013, in Puerto Berrío, Colombia

Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, Freelance

     November 27, 2012, in Sincelejo, Colombia

Clodomiro Castilla Ospino, El Pulso del Tiempo

     March 19, 2010, in Montería, Colombia

José Everardo Aguilar, Radio Súper and Bolívar Estéreo

     April 29, 2009, in Patía, Colombia

Atilano Segundo Pérez Barrios, Radio Vigía de Todelar

     August 22, 2006, in Cartagena, Colombia

Gustavo Rojas Gabalo, Radio Panzenú

     March 20, 2006, in Montería, Colombia

Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez, Radio Lemas

     January 11, 2005, in Cúcuta, Colombia

Martín La Rotta, La Palma Estéreo

     February 7, 2004, in San Alberto, Colombia

Juan Carlos Benavides Arévalo, Manantial Estéreo

     August 22, 2003, in Puerto Caicedo, Colombia

Jaime Rengifo Revero, Olímpica Radio

     April 29, 2003, in Maicao, Colombia

Guillermo Bravo Vega, Alpevisión Radio

     April 28, 2003, in Neiva, Colombia

José Emeterio Rivas, Radio Calor Estéreo

     April 6, 2003, in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

Luis Eduardo Alfonso Parada, Radio Meridiano-70

     March 18, 2003, in Arauca, Colombia

Efraín Varela Noriega, Radio Meridiano-70

     June 28, 2002, in Arauca, Colombia

Héctor Sandoval, RCN Televisión

     April 12, 2002, in outside of Cali, Colombia

Orlando Sierra Hernández, La Patria

     February 1, 2002, in Manizales, Colombia

Jorge Enrique Urbano Sánchez, Mar Estéreo

     July 8, 2001, in Buenaventura, Colombia

José Duviel Vásquez Arias, La Voz de la Selva

     July 6, 2001, in Florencia, Colombia

Flavio Bedoya, Voz

     April 27, 2001, in Tumaco, Colombia

Alfredo Abad López, La Voz de la Selva

     December 13, 2000, in Florencia, Colombia

Gustavo Rafael Ruiz Cantillo, Radio Galeón

     November 15, 2000, in Pivijay, Colombia

Juan Camilo Restrepo Guerra, Radio Galaxia Estéreo

     October 31, 2000, in Sevilla, Colombia

Pablo Emilio Medina Motta, TV Garzón

     December 4, 1999, in Gigante, Colombia

Rodolfo Julio Torres, Emisora Fuentes

     October 21, 1999, in San Onofre, Colombia

Guzmán Quintero Torres, El Pilón

     September 16, 1999, in Valledupar, Colombia

Jaime Garzón, Radionet, Caracol Noticias

     August 13, 1999, in Bogotá, Colombia

Hernando Rangel Moreno, Freelancer

     April 11, 1999, in El Banco, Colombia

Amparo Leonor Jiménez Pallares, "QAP" and "En Vivo"

     August 11, 1998, in Valledupar, Colombia

Bernabé Cortés Valderrama, Noticias CVN

     May 19, 1998, in Cali, Colombia

Nelson Carvajal Carvajal, Radio Sur

     April 16, 1998, in Pitalito, Colombia

Oscar García Calderón, El Espectador

     February 22, 1998, in Bogotá, Colombia

Jairo Elías Márquez Gallego, El Marqués

     November 20, 1997, in Armenia, Colombia

Francisco Castro Menco, Fundación Cultural

     November 8, 1997, in Majagual, Colombia

Gerardo Bedoya Borrero, El País

     March 20, 1997, in Cali, Colombia

Freddy Elles Ahumada, Freelancer

     March 18, 1997, in Cartagena, Colombia

Norvey Díaz, Radio Colina

     October 18, 1996, in Girardot, Colombia

Ernesto Acero Cadena, Informador Socioeconómico

     December 12, 1995, in Armenia, Colombia

Gabriel Cruz Díaz, El Heraldo

     November 11, 1995, in Chinu, Colombia

Ivan Darío Pelayo, Llanorámica

     August 17, 1995, in Puerto Rondón, Colombia

Jessé Medina Parra, El Fogonazo

     January 28, 1994, in Cucuta, Colombia

Bienvenido Lemos, Caracol Radio

     September 30, 1993, in Buenaventura, Colombia

Manuel Martínez Espinoza, Radio Super

     September 28, 1993, in Popayan, Colombia

Carlos Lajud Catalan, ABC Radio

     April 19, 1993, in Barranquilla, Colombia

Eustorgio Colmenares, La Opinión

     March 12, 1993, in Cucuta, Colombia

Ismael Jaimes, La Opinion

     May 6, 1992, in Magdalena Medio, Colombia



1 Media Worker Killed in Colombia

     Terminology explained

José Darío Arenas, Extra Quindío

     September 28, 2013, in Caicedonia, Colombia



34 Journalists Killed in Colombia/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Luis Carlos Cervantes Solano, Morena FM

     August 12, 2014, in Tarazá, Colombia

Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, Metro Radio Estéreo

     March 15, 2012, in Dosquebradas, Colombia

Luis Eduardo Gómez, Freelance

     June 30, 2011, in Arboletes, Colombia

Rodolfo Maya Aricape, Radio Payumat

     October 14, 2010, in Caloto, Colombia

Hárold Humberto Rivas Quevedo, CNC Bugavisión and Voces de Occidente

     December 15, 2009, in Buga, Colombia

Diego de Jesús Rojas Velásquez, Supía TV

     September 22, 2009, in an area near Supía, Colombia

Javier Darío Arroyave, Ondas del Valle

     September 5, 2007, Colombia

Milton Fabián Sánchez, Yumbo Estéreo

     August 9, 2006, in Yumbo, Colombia

Oscar Alberto Polanco Herrera, Cable Unión de Occidente

     January 4, 2004, in Cartago, Colombia

Oscar Salazar Jaramillo, Radio Sevilla

     March 10, 2003, in Sevilla, Colombia

William Soto Cheng, Telemar

     December 18, 2002, in Buenaventura, Colombia

Gimbler Perdomo Zamora, Panorama Estéreo

     December 1, 2002, in Gigante, Colombia

José Eli Escalante, La Voz de Cinaruco

     October 28, 2002, in Esmerelda, Colombia

Mario Prada Díaz, Horizonte del Magdalena Medio

     July 12, 2002, in Santander Department, Colombia

Oscar Javier Hoyos Narváez, Radio Súper

     June 6, 2002, in outside Popayán, Colombia

Marco Antonio Ayala Cárdenas, El Caleño

     January 23, 2002, in Cali, Colombia

Álvaro Alonso Escobar, La Región

     December 23, 2001, in Fundación, Colombia

Heriberto Cárdenas Escudero, retired radio and newspaper reporter

     November 14, 2001, in Buenaventura, Colombia

Eduardo Estrada Gutiérrez, Desarrollo de la Comunicación y la Cultura de San Pablo

     July 16, 2001, in San Pablo, Colombia

Arquímedes Arias Henao, Fresno Estéreo

     July 4, 2001, in Fresno, Colombia

Pablo Emilio Parra Castañeda, Planadas Cultural Estéreo

     June 21, 2001, in Bogotá, Colombia

Guillermo León Agudelo, La Voz de la Selva

     November 30, 2000, in Florencia, Colombia

Carlos José Restrepo Rocha, TanGente, El Día

     September 9, 2000, in San Luis, Colombia

Marisol Revelo Barón, former journalist

     July 4, 2000, in Tumaco, Colombia

María Elena Salinas, Freelancer

     March 5, 2000, in Antioquia, Colombia

Luis Alberto Rincón Solano, Freelancer

     November 28, 1999, in El Playón, Colombia

Alberto Sánchez Tovar, Producciones Colombia

     November 28, 1999, in El Playón, Colombia

José Arturo Guapacha, El Panorama

     October 18, 1998, in Cartago, Colombia

Saúl Alcaraz, Instituto Mi Río

     October 14, 1998, in Medellín, Colombia

Néstor Villar Jiménez, Former journalist

     September 11, 1998, in Villavicencio, Colombia

José Abel Salazar Serna, Radio journalist

     March 14, 1998, in Manizales, Colombia

Didier Aristizábal Galeano, Radio journalist

     March 2, 1998, in Cali, Colombia

Alejandro Jaramillo, El Sur

     October 24, 1997, in Pasto, Colombia

Martin Eduardo Munera, Radio Reloj

     September 3, 1994, in Medellín, Colombia