Alfredo Molano

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Latin America takes steps against criminal defamation

February 26, 2010 5:33 PM ET

In an encouraging development, three courts in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Chile have recently followed the growing regional consensus against criminal defamation by dismissing criminal penalties against journalists accused of libel and slander.The newsweekly magazine Semana reported that a piece written by Alfredo...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Colombia

February 10, 2009 12:41 AM ET

Deadly violence in Colombia eased for the second consecutive year as no journalists were killed in direct relation to their work. Colombian authorities cited increased security throughout the country as the cause for the recent decline in news media deaths,...

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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...

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In Colombia, CPJ rejects criminal defamation suit against Alfredo Molano

July 30, 2008 12:34 PM ET

We issued the following statement today after learning that a criminal defamation suit had been brought against Colombian writer and journalist Alfredo Molano:"We are alarmed by the criminal defamation suit brought by a politically influential family against Alfredo Molano...

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Colombia Briefing: Bad Press

September 1, 2001 8:17 PM ET

This Colombian warlord cultivates journalists. He also murders them. For Carlos Castaño, it's all about image....

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Darkness Falls

June 15, 2000 8:17 PM ET

Why Colombia's top investigative journalist fled his country...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Colombia

March 22, 2000 12:08 PM ET

In a year that saw both an escalation of Colombia's armed conflict and a tentative beginning of peace negotiations, the press found itself in the crosshairs of nearly every party to the increasingly complicated civil war. Five journalists were killed...

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Colombia: Mysterious hate pamphlet includes three journalists on enemies list

August 26, 1999 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to urge you to investigate the provenance of a pamphlet containing threats against journalists and other intellectuals that started circulating in the streets of Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín earlier this month. The pamphlet, signed "Colombian Rebel Army (ERC)," accuses 21 intellectuals, among them three journalists, of being enemies of Colombia's peace process. The pamphlet reads: "These sinister figures feed the war between Colombians, foment hatred and class struggle, live off the war ... They will pay for the destruction of the peace process."

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