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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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CPJ turns 35, jailed journalists walk free, reporters on trial in Turkey, and more

April 2, 2016 12:00 PM ET

CPJ Newsletter: April edition Four imprisoned journalists freed in Azerbaijan The president of Azerbaijan in March issued a decree pardoning 148 people, including three imprisoned journalists--Hilal Mamedov, Tofiq Yaqublu, and Parviz Hashimli....

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In Colombia, second attacker sentenced in Jineth Bedoya case

March 18, 2016 5:39 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing today of former paramilitary fighter Mario Jaimes Mejía who, according to reports, was handed a 28-year prison term for the kidnap, rape, and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000. Last month, Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, a...

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CPJ Newsletter: March edition

February 29, 2016 12:39 PM ET

Landmark conviction in 2000 attack on Colombian journalist A Colombian court on February 26 convicted a former paramilitary fighter in the kidnapping and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. The fighter, Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, was also ordered to pay a fine of...

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