New York, April 12, 2002
—Two members of a television news crew were shot and killed while covering fighting on Thursday between the Colombian army and leftist rebels, CPJ has learned.
Héctor Sandoval, a cameraman with RCN Televisión, died early today. Wálter López, the crew's driver, died on Thursday, said Rocío Arias, executive producer of RCN Televisión news.
"We are outraged by the deaths of Héctor Sandoval and his colleague Wálter López," said CPJ executive director Ann Cooper. "We urge the government to do its utmost to protect journalists who are covering this crucial story."