Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Didier Aristizábal Galeano

Radio journalist

March 2, 1998, in Cali, Colombia

Aristizbal was shot to death in Cali after leaving the Santiago de Cali University. Local journalists report that he was followed by two men riding a Yamaha motorcycle. They shot him nine times when he stopped for a traffic light and then fled the scene. Aristizábal worked as a political reporter for radio station Todelar in Cali until 1994, when he joined the faculty of Santiago de Cali University as a professor of journalism. In 1996, he took a position as chief press officer for the Cali Fair, a bullfighting tournament. At the end of 1997, he helped the National Police in Cali set up a radio news station.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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