Soldiers shoot at journalist in Colombia, threaten reporters covering coca protests

"Colombian authorities must undertake a thorough and transparent investigation into violence against journalists Fernando Osorio and Edilson Álvarez, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On August 8, soldiers chased Osorio, a photographer for the local news cooperative Voces del Guayabero, which posts stories on Facebook, and fired their weapons at him while he was covering a protest by coca farmers against the military’s eradication of their crops near the southern town of Vista Hermosa, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and a report by the Bogotá-based Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP)."

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