Colombian journalists nationwide plan to take to the streets May 3 for a “march of silence” against the growing wave of threats by paramilitary groups against journalists and human rights groups, El Espectador and CM& report.
The demonstrations are organized by the Colombian Federation of Journalists (FECOLPER), which lists at least a dozen journalists countrywide, who have been subject to threats originating from three distinct paramilitary groups: the Black Eagles, Los Urabeños, Rastrojos, and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.
The journalism group urged the authorities to take “concrete steps” to protect journalists and guarantee the freedom to practice journalism, La FM reports.
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Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.