Colombia: Journalist requested protection after Clan del Golfo threats

"Journalist Alberto Henao Peralta denounced a series of threats by members of the Clan del Golfo [an armed narco-paramilitary group in Colombia]. In a video, spread through the X account of Paloma Valencia [Colombian lawyer and senator], the journalist from Sucre indicated that he has had to leave his territory for fear of these threats.

According to the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in Spanish), in the first 10 months of 2023 there were 69 aggressions against journalists, including acts of intimidation, threats and persecution.

The journalist requested support from Colombia's National Protection Unit to strengthen his protection scheme."

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