Every two days, a journalist is threatened in Colombia, according to FLIP report

"A new report on attacks against the press in Colombia developed by the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, by its Spanish acronym), revealed a concerning assessment for journalists in the country. [...] In 2023, 58 threats against these professionals have been documented. The figures, which correspond to the period between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2023, show that a journalist is threatened every two days, according to FLIP [...].

The cases registered by the organization took place in 22 departments of the country, which means that in 70% of the national territory, at least one journalist has been threatened. The cities with the most aggressions and intimidations have been Bogotá and some municipalities in [the departments of] Arauca, Norte de Santander, Tolima, Atlántico, and Nariño. The country's capital is the city where most attacks on the press have been reported. During the first five months of the year, six cases were reported.


Throughout 2023, FLIP recorded that 26 of the 58 aggressions had been carried out by criminal gangs, dissidents and guerrillas. During the same period in 2022, 21 attacks were documented. Most of these intimidations take place in the departments of Arauca and Norte de Santander."

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