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Colombian TV station employees flee country amid threats from FARC militants

  • Source: CPJ
  • December 8, 2020

"On Nov. 16, Arlex Piedrahita, a camera operator with the news broadcaster Caracol TV, fled to the United States with his family after he received a death threat and other threatening messages from individuals claiming to be members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a Marxist rebel group known as the FARC, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app.

Piedrahita said that he and two other Caracol TV journalists, Eduardo Manzano and Alexander Cárdenas, received a series of death threats from FARC members after reporting on the illegal marijuana trade in western Colombia in November 2019."

 

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