Rodolfo Julio Torres

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Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

[Click here for full list of documented cases] At its most fundamental level, the job of a journalist is to bear witness. In 1999, journalists in Sierra Leone witnessed rebels' atrocities against civilians in the streets of Freetown. In the...

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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: Two cameramen killed by unknown gunmen

November 30, 1999 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 30, 1999 --- CPJ is deeply concerned about the November 28 murder of cameramen Alberto Sánchez Tovar and Luis Alberto Rincón Solano outside the town of El Playón, in the north-eastern department of Santander. On the morning...

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Colombia: Radio journalist murdered

October 22, 1999 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its profound indignation about yesterday's brutal murder of radio journalist Rodolfo Julio Torres in the town of San Onofre, Sucre Department. We are urging you in the strongest possible terms to launch an exhaustive investigation into this lethal attack on press freedom, the third to have taken place in Colombia in less than three months.

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