Javier Ortega

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Colombian photographers leave the cameras on the floor in front of the Ecuadorean embassy in Bogota, Colombia, on April 16, 2018, to protest against the murder of journalist Javier Ortega, photographer Paul Rivas and their driver Efrain Segarra, (Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga)

CPJ calls for justice for Ecuadoran reporting team killed in Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia, April 17, 2018–Authorities in Ecuador and Colombia must conduct a transparent investigation into the kidnapping and killing of an Ecuadoran reporting team in Colombia and ensure all those responsible face justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Relatives and friends hold pictures in Quito on April 1 of Ecuadoran photojournalist Paul Rivas, left, journalist Javier Ortega, center, and their driver Efrain Segarra, who were kidnapped near the Colombian border and later killed. (Reuters/Daniel Tapia)

Two journalists, driver killed after being kidnapped in northern Ecuador

New York, April 13, 2018 –The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of three members of an Ecuadoran reporting team who were kidnapped on March 26 in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border and called for the perpetrators to face justice. President Lenín Moreno confirmed today that reporter Javier Ortega, photojournalist Paúl Rivas,…

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