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Death threat drives Colombian cartoonist Matador offline

May 1, 2018 1:05 PM ET

During his 15-year career satirizing public figures, Colombia's best-known editorial cartoonist has made numerous enemies. In his drawings for the Bogotá daily El Tiempo, Julio César González, better known by his pen name, Matador, targets politicians of all stripes....

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CPJ calls for justice for Ecuadoran reporting team killed in Colombia

April 17, 2018 5:03 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, April 17, 2018--Authorities in Ecuador and Colombia must conduct a transparent investigation into the kidnapping and killing of an Ecuadoran reporting team in Colombia and ensure all those responsible face justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists, driver killed after being kidnapped in northern Ecuador

April 12, 2018 6:08 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2018 --The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of three members of an Ecuadoran reporting team who were kidnapped on March 26 in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border and called for the perpetrators to face justice. President Lenín Moreno confirmed today that...

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Two journalists, driver kidnapped in Ecuador near Colombia border

March 27, 2018 4:45 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2018 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of three members of a reporting team from the daily El Comercio newspaper, who were kidnapped yesterday morning in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border....

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Colombia sentences gunman for 2015 murder of local radio journalist

February 2, 2018 3:53 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2018--The sentencing of the gunman responsible for the 2015 murder of Colombian radio journalist Luis Antonio Peralta Cuéllar and his wife Sofía Quintero is a welcome step toward justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Florencia, the capital of the southwestern...

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Colombia's Supreme Court orders magazine to reveal sources

January 18, 2018 4:05 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Colombian Supreme Court ruling that forces a business magazine to reveal its sources and urges the court to overturn its decision on appeal....

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Colombian mayor threatens, shoots at local journalist

December 19, 2017 5:18 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, December 19, 2017 - Colombian authorities should immediately suspend the mayor of a town in northern Colombia, and undertake a swift and credible investigation into reports that he threatened and shot at a local radio journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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