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In Colombia, a shipping container on wheels brings a roving reporting workshop to news deserts

Can the key to ending news blackouts in isolated areas of Colombia come from inside a shipping container? The Bogotá-based Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) thinks so. In an experiment to turn community activists into reporters in regions that lack local news outlets, FLIP has converted a shipping container into a roving journalism classroom. For…

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The exterior of Samaniego Stereo radio station in Samaniego, in Colombia's Nariño department. One of the station's journalists, Libardo Montenegro, was shot dead on June 11. (CPJ/John Otis)

Killing of radio journalist highlights dangers for local reporters in Colombia’s border region

The otherwise Spartan studio of Samaniego Stereo is adorned by a white banner emblazoned with the image of Libardo Montenegro, a veteran reporter for the community radio station in southern Colombia who was shot dead on June 11. Under his photo are the words: “You will live in our hearts forever.”

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The Colombian congress building is seen in Bogota, Colombia, on December 18, 2018. Several lawmakers recently harassed a New York Times journalist and a local press freedom organization online, prompting the journalist to leave the country. (Reuters/Luisa Gonzalez)

New York Times journalist Casey leaves Colombia after online harassment by lawmakers

Miami, May 20, 2019– The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Colombian lawmakers to cease their harassment of New York Times Andes Bureau Chief Nicholas Casey and local press freedom organization, Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), and to ensure that journalists can report safely in the country.

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CPJ's Senior Americas Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría, center left, speaks to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, center right. (Courtesy Colombian presidency)

Colombian president tells CPJ he will prioritize combating impunity in anti-press attacks

Bogotá, Colombia, May 27, 2015–In a meeting on Tuesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Colombian press freedom group Foundation for a Free Press, or FLIP, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pledged to prioritize combating impunity in attacks against the press.

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One Province Illustrates Colombia’s Struggle with Impunity

The inability to solve journalist murders in Arauca feeds an atmosphere of hostility and intimidation for the media there. By John Otis Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, Colombian police chief, writes a message for a campaign supporting FARC demobilization in Tame, Arauca province, on September 18, 2013. (Reuters/Jose Miguel Gomez)

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Letter bomb sent to home of Colombian journalist

Bogotá, Colombia, March 11, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Colombian authorities to investigate an attack on a journalist who had denounced political corruption and the activities of leftist guerrilla groups in the region. Juan David Betancur received a letter bomb in the mail on Thursday that failed to explode and did not injure…

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Colombian radio host and former Minister Fernando Londoño was the apparent target of a bomb in Bogotá Tuesday. (Reuters/Fredy Builes)

Murder attempted on Colombian ex-politician, radio host

New York, May 16, 2012– The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Tuesday’s attack on Fernando Londoño, a radio talk show host and former high-ranking government official. Londoño was injured in a bombing in Bogotá that killed his driver and bodyguard.

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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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French journalist Roméo Langlois has been missing in Colombia since Saturday. (Reuters/France 24 Television)

French journalist suspected kidnapped in Colombia

New York, April 30, 2012–A French journalist who was injured during combat between Colombian Army troops and guerrillas has gone missing and may have been kidnapped by the rebels, according to Colombian and French officials.

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Three Colombian journalists flee homes in recent months

New York, April 23, 2012–Three provincial Colombian radio journalists have been forced to flee their homes in the past few months after receiving death threats from illegal armed groups. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities to ensure their safety.

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