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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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Documentary filmmaker Mauricio Lezama shot and killed in Colombia

May 13, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Bogotá, May 13, 2019 -- Colombian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of documentary filmmaker Mauricio Lezama Rengifo and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Colombia sentences two ex-paramilitary fighters for 2000 attack on Jineth Bedoya

May 8, 2019 4:04 PM ET

Miami, May 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing on May 6 of former paramilitary fighters Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco and Jesús Emiro Pereira Rivera for the kidnapping, rape, and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000....

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Former Colombian President Uribe and allies file defamation suits against Daniel Coronell

May 8, 2019 12:10 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by civil defamation lawsuits filed in the U.S. state of Florida against journalist Daniel Coronell by former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, now a senator, and his allies, which could have a chilling effect on...

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2018 11:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers of journalists....

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Mastermind convicted in 1999 murder of Colombian journalist Jaime Garzón

August 15, 2018 5:11 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction and sentencing of the organizer of the 1999 murder of Colombian journalist, comedian, and peace activist Jaime Garzón, and expressed disappointment that the court did not consider Garzon's work as a journalist in its decision....

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Colombian journalists receive series of threats over 72 hours

July 18, 2018 6:06 PM ET

New York, July 18, 2018--Colombian authorities should immediately investigate a series of threats against journalists and news outlets in recent days, ensure the journalists' safety, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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