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Colombian protection unit suspends risk assessments ‘indefinitely’ due to coronavirus

April 2, 2020 2:15 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2020 -- In response to the Colombian National Protection Unit’s announcement that it would be suspending the country’s Risk Assessment and Protection Measures Recommendation Committee, which grants protective measures to journalists, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following...

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Arrest warrant issued for Colombian journalist Edison Lucio Torres

February 19, 2020 3:35 PM ET

Bogotá, February 19, 2020 -- Colombian authorities should drop their arrest warrant against journalist Edison Lucio Torres and allow him to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Colombian magazine Semana alleges military spied on its journalists

January 13, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Bogotá, January 13, 2020 – Colombian authorities must undertake an in-depth and transparent investigation into allegations that the military illegally spied on journalists, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attackers burn boat journalist uses to report in Colombia’s remote regions

November 8, 2019 6:42 PM ET

Bogotá, November 8, 2019—Colombian authorities should immediately investigate an arson attack against a journalist in northern Colombia and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins statement of concern over safety of Colombian journalist Daniel Coronell

October 7, 2019 2:40 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined the Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), a Colombian press freedom organization, in issuing a statement on October 4 expressing concern for the safety of journalist Daniel Coronell....

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Killing of radio journalist highlights dangers for local reporters in Colombia's border region

July 22, 2019 1:35 PM ET

The otherwise Spartan studio of Samaniego Stereo is adorned by a white banner emblazoned with the image of Libardo Montenegro, a veteran reporter for the community radio station in southern Colombia who was shot dead on June 11. Under his photo are the words: "You will live in our...

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Radio journalist Libardo Montenegro killed in Nariño, Colombia

June 14, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 14, 2019--Colombian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of radio journalist Libardo Montenegro and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Colombian photojournalist Federico Ríos flees after online harassment

May 22, 2019 5:37 PM ET

Miami, May 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Colombian authorities to ensure the safety of photojournalist Federico Ríos, who was forced to flee his country after being harassed online over comments by lawmakers....

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New York Times journalist Casey leaves Colombia after online harassment by lawmakers

May 20, 2019 7:49 PM ET

Miami, May 20, 2019-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Colombian lawmakers to cease their harassment of New York Times Andes Bureau Chief Nicholas Casey and local press freedom organization, Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), and to ensure that journalists can report safely in the country....

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Uribe lawsuit part of 'systematic campaign to silence me,' Colombian reporter Coronell says

May 20, 2019 11:26 AM ET

A civil defamation lawsuit filed in a U.S. court by former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez against journalist Daniel Coronell is the latest broadside in a long and bitter dispute pitting one of Colombia's most powerful politicians against an investigative reporter....

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