41 Journalists Murdered in Colombia since 1992


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1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

41% Broadcast reporter
27% Columnist / Commentator
22% Editor
2% Photographer
12% Print reporter/writer
10% Producer
12% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

34% Print
66% Radio
7% 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

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
56% Corruption
29% Crime
2% Culture
32% Human Rights
41% Politics
5% Sports
5% War
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Freelance

5% 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.


41 Journalists Murdered in Colombia

     Terminology explained

Édison Alberto Molina, Puerto Berrío Stereo

     September 11, 2013, in Puerto Berrío, 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

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

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

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