Organizations observe recent escalation in use of force against press in Colombia with great concern

  • Source: RSF
  • May 11, 2021

"We address you from IFEX-ALC, a network made up of 24 organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that in turn is part of IFEX, a global network that defends and promotes freedom of expression and information; together with IFEX member organizations , the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

The organizations that signed this public letter observe with great concern the recent escalation in the use of force against the press and against those who exercise their right to protest, as well as limitations on the free flow of information in Colombia.

The more than 70 attacks recorded between April 28 and May 4 against the press covering protests are alarming and reveal unprecedented violence."


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