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Silvia Higuera

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez is a Colombian journalist who has written for the Knight Center since 2012. She is interested in covering Latin American issues and human rights, especially the right to freedom of expression, and investigative journalism. She studied Social Communication and Journalism at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga (Colombia), and received her Master's of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She worked with the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) under the Orlando Sierra fellowship during 2014. She also worked for the Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal and wrote for different magazines about local, economic and public order issues. Her work has also appeared in The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald of Miami. Email: silvia.knightcenter@gmail.com

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez es una periodista colombiana que trabaja para el Centro Knight desde el 2012. Su interés periodístico es América Latina y los derechos humanos, particularmente el derecho a la libertad de expresión, así como el periodismo de investigación. Estudió Comunicación Social – Periodismo en la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Bucaramanga (Colombia), y recibió su maestría en Periodismo en la Universidad de Texas, en Austin en 2015. Trabajó para la Relatoría Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) en el marco de la beca Orlando Sierra, durante 2014. También hizo parte del diario Vanguardia Liberal y escribió para otras revistas colombianas cubriendo fuentes locales, económicas y judiciales. Algunos de sus trabajos han aparecido en The Miami Herald y El Nuevo Herald de Miami.

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez é uma jornalista colombiana e escreve para o Centro Knight desde 2012. Seu interesse jornalístico é a América Latina e os direitos humanos, nomeadamente o direito à liberdade de expressão. Estudou Comunicação Social – Jornalismo na Universidade Pontifícia Bolivariana de Bucaramanga, na Colômbia e completou seu mestrado em jornalismo na Universidade do Texas em Austin. Silvia trabalhou na Relatoria para a Liberdade de Expressão da CIDH pela bolsa Orlando Sierra, em 2014. Trabalhou para o jornal Vanguardia Liberal e escreveu para outras revistas colombianas cobrindo temas locais, econômicas e judiciárias. Alguns de seus trabalhos apareceram no The Miami Herald e no El Nuevo Herald de Miami.

Recent Articles

Jineth Bedoya

Case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya will be heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Colombian State will be judged by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of the abduction, torture and sexual violence against journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima 19 years ago.

Journalists from Brazil and Nicaragua receive 2019 International Press Freedom Awards from CPJ

Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello and Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora will receive the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards given by the Committee to Protect Journalists every year.

FLIP is carrying out journalism workshops

Colombian freedom of expression organization bets on the development of local journalism in 'news deserts'

FLIP felt the need to create a project that would encourage the creation of local information in Colombia. This is how Ruedas Creando Redes was born. It’s a laboratory of mobile journalism that for the next two years will travel to 10 municipalities considered information deserts.

Cameraman and congress members attacked at Venezuela’s National Assembly

A group of congress members defended the cameraman, an event in which the congresswoman Nora Bracho was hit, Efecto Cocuyo added.

Daniel Coronell

Dismissal and rehiring of Colombian columnist provokes debate about journalism in the country

For both Restrepo and Ramírez, the crisis that the Coronell case sparked can also be exploited by the media to improve their work and their approach to audiences.

Community radio journalist focused on peace-related issues is killed in southern Colombia

Montenegro focused on reporting news about the municipality and department through different programs on the station, according to what a colleague of the journalist told FLIP.

Community radio journalist focused on peace-related issues is killed in southern Colombia

Montenegro focused on reporting news about the municipality and department through different programs on the station, according to what a colleague of the journalist told FLIP.

Un busto del periodista Guillermo Cano Isaza ubicada en el parque Bolívar en Medellín, Colombia. La escultura es un trabajo de Rodrigo Arenas Betancur.

Colombia’s Attorney General orders detention of former hitman, links him to murder of journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza

The Attorney General of Colombia ordered the detention of a former hitman it linked to the 1986 murder of journalist and editor of newspaper El Espectador, Guillermo Cano Isaza.

The New York Times building in New York City (Photo: Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA [CC BY 2.0])

Journalists for The New York Times leave Colombia after being attacked online by public officials

A reporter and photojournalist who work for The New York Times in Colombia left the country after being targeted with stigmatizing remarks from congress members of the ruling party and online harassment

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Threatened journalist killed in Mexico was under the federal protection mechanism

According to Article 19 Mexico, the journalist relied on measures of protection from the federal mechanism of the Secretariat of the Interior because he had previously been the target of aggressions.