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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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Journalist Missing in Colombia

May 23, 2016 3:34 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, May 23, 2016 - Salud Hernández-Mora, a Colombian-Spanish journalist who was reporting on human rights violations and the illegal drug trade in northern Colombia, has been missing since Saturday and may have been abducted, according to her employer and the Spanish and the Colombian governments....

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CPJ highlights challenges to female journalists, reporter released from prison, CPJ hosts book talk

May 2, 2016 2:00 PM ET

CPJ Newsletter: May edition CPJ publishes annual edition of Attacks on the Press On April 27, CPJ launched its annual publication of Attacks on the Press. This edition, which focuses on gender and media freedom worldwide, highlights the challenges faced by female journalists who fight to report the news against...

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The Sadness of May the 25th

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

To rewrite one's story, when it is so painful, feels like a kind of suicide. Psychologists would say that is part of a grieving process, helping close nefarious chapters in life. We, the victims of sexual violence, are often told that. But I think it would be more helpful to...

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