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CPJ emergencies director meets journalists at Venezuela-Colombia border

Safety concerns for media escalate along with political tensions New York, March 7, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists traveled this week to Colombia, including its border with Venezuela, to meet with journalists and other press freedom organizations.

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A view of Bogota, Colombia's capital, on September 3, 2017. The mayor of a small town in Colombia threatened a local reporter and fired shots at him, the reporter told CPJ. (Reuters/Henry Romero)

Colombian mayor threatens, shoots at local journalist

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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CPJ calls on FARC to release French journalist

New York, May 1, 2012–The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) must immediately and unconditionally release French journalist Roméo Langlois, who was captured Saturday during a confrontation with Colombian armed forces, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An alleged FARC member has reportedly told Colombian journalists that the leftist rebel group is holding Langlois…

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