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Estefanía Colmenares, editor of Colombia's La Opinión newspaper, speaks into a microphone

Colombian editor Estefanía Colmenares receives death threats after political exposé

Bogotá, September 11, 2023—Colombian authorities must thoroughly investigate a death threat against journalist Estefanía Colmenares, ensure her safety, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On September 6, Colmenares, editor of the independent La Opinión newspaper in the northern city of Cúcuta, received a threat from an unidentified number…

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Venezuelan security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge, on February 25. CPJ traveled to the Colombian border city of Cúcuta to meet with journalists covering the Venezuelan crisis. (AFP/Raul Arboleda)

Uncertainty and risk for journalists stranded at Venezuelan border

As Venezuela’s political crisis deepens, and the country closes its border with Colombia following violent clashes in late February, CPJ’s emergencies director, María Salazar Ferro traveled to the Colombian border city Cúcuta, with Luisa Isaza, head of protection for the Colombian press freedom group FLIP, and CPJ’s Andes correspondent, John Otis. There, they met with…

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Images of murdered journalists are seen at this protest in front of the government of Veracruz building in Mexico City, February 11, 2016. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Mexican newspaper editor shot and wounded in Veracruz

Mexico City, March 29, 2017–Mexican authorities should credibly and thoroughly investigate today’s shooting of veteran journalist Armando Arrieta Granados, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Arrieta, the editorial director of the daily Veracruz newspaper La Opinión, was shot and gravely wounded as he returned to his residence in the city of Poza Rica.

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Armed men attack vehicle carrying journalists in Colombia

Two reporters were attacked in northern Colombia on January 12, 2017 by armed men on motorcycles, who surrounded their vehicle, broke its back windshield, and fired gunshots, according to news reports.

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