Colombia / 2009

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Newsweekly reveals twist in Colombian wiretapping scandal

December 15, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Last week’s cover story in the leading Colombian newsweekly Semana—known for investigations that have shaken the core of the administration of President Alvaro Uribe Vélez—revealed further evidence of illegal wiretapping of journalists by the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), the country’s national intelligence service. The article, titled “A handbook for threats,” disclosed outrageous...

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Uribe, courts hold critical journalists in contempt

March 27, 2009 11:11 AM ET

Daniel Coronell's name didn't come up in a hearing this week on Capitol Hill, even though CPJ had just learned that a Colombian court had ordered the arrest of the respected Canal Uno TV reporter and normal">Semana magazine columnist over his work. Coronell is one of many journalists and human...

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Going beyond national borders to combat impunity

March 23, 2009 9:30 AM ET

Combating impunity has been a long and difficult process, full of obstacles and problems. At the national level it has not been easy, so much of our work is carried out using the supranational tools that we helped develop. They began taking shape through international intergovernmental declarations, in conclusions reached...

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FARC declares Colombian media a military target

February 3, 2009 4:50 PM ET

Four hostages released this weekend by Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) said at a press conference on Monday that the leftist guerrilla group had declared the Colombian media a "military target," according to Colombian and international news reports. The statement stirred a heated debate among Colombian journalists over coverage...

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The long road ahead after masterminds' conviction

January 23, 2009 4:25 PM ET

The conviction of the masterminds of José Emeterio Rivas' murder did not surprise his colleagues in Barrancabermeja, a city in the northern Santander province, where the journalist was shot in 2003. The former mayor's involvement in the crime and his relationship with paramilitary forces was a well-known secret in the...

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