Continuing the wave of threats by paramilitary groups against Colombian journalists, a new pamphlet targets 11 community radio stations affiliated with the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council and 11 journalists from diverse media outlets, Reporters without Borders (RSF) reports.
The pamphlet, signed by the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombian (AUC) paramilitary group, promised to engage in “offensive and repressive military actions” against the journalists and radio stations.
The dramatic increase in threats from Colombian paramilitary groups began one year ago when a community radio producer was threatened. Since then, paramilitary groups including the AUC, the Black Eagles, and Los Urabeños have called prominent journalists and human rights workers “military targets.”
For the full list of stations and journalists targeted in the most recent threat, see this RSF story.
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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.