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Colombia: Journalist and social leader Wilder Córdoba murdered in Nariño

"A journalist and director of a local television channel was killed by gunmen in southern Colombia, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Tues. Nov. 29). 'The Attorney General's Office learned of the death of journalist and social leader Wilder Alfredo Córdoba in the municipality of La Unión, Nariño,' they said on social media. Authorities of […]

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Colombia: Before being assassinated, Rafael Moreno had faced for three years the failures of his protection mechanism

"Journalist Rafael Emiro Moreno, murdered this past Oct. 16, had received death threats since 2019. During the following three years the attacks against Moreno continued, so he turned to the National Protection Unit (UNP) and other state entities in search of measures to protect his life. However, during that time, Moreno faced a protection mechanism […]

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Journalist Rafael Moreno was murdered in Colombia, months after his security scheme was withdrawn

"Another journalist became a victim of violence in Colombia. Rafael Emiro Moreno, director of the digital news outlet Voces de Córdoba and an activist in his home state, was murdered in the city of Montelíbano (Córdoba), Colombia, on the night of Oct. 16, 2022. Moreno was killed by hitmen in the 27 de Julio neighborhood […]

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IACHR to study the murder of Colombian journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón

"The murder of Colombian journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón, perpetrated on Aug. 13, 1999, will reach the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which will study the violation of the fundamental rights to life, personal integrity and freedom of thought and expression involved in his homicide. In this regard, the IACHR admitted the petition that […]

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Colombia: One year after journalist Efraín Montalvo's murder, FLIP denounces lack of progress in investigation

"One year ago, on Sept. 19, 2021, journalist Marcos Efraín Montalvo was murdered in Tuluá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. [...] His murder created an atmosphere of self-censorship and made visible the risks faced by the press in the region. For the [Colombian] Prosecutor's Office, one of the hypotheses is that the murder was related to […]

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Colombian court confirms State responsibility in the murder of journalist Edison Molina, killed in 2013

"FLIP welcomes the appeals court decision of the Administrative Court of Antioquia, Colombia, confirming the responsibility of the State in the case of the murder of journalist Edison Molina. This decision was made based on the absolutely passive position adopted by the State in the face of the situation of danger faced by the journalist. […]

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Colombian Constitutional Court to review journalist's action against the National Protection Unit for personal data collection

"The Constitutional Court [of Colombia] selected for review a tutela (constitutional protection action) filed by journalist Claudia Julieta Duque against the National Protection Unit (UNP, by its Spanish acronym) for having collected, without her consent, 25,183 records through the GPS of the vehicle assigned for her protection. She claims she was a victim of illegal […]

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Journalist Leiner Montero and broadcaster Dilia Contreras shot to death in Magdalena, Colombia

"FLIP regrets and rejects the murder of journalists Leiner Montero and Dilia Contreras, in a village of Fundación, Magdalena department [Colombia], which took place yesterday, Aug. 28. Montero was well known in the region and, according to sources close to him, had received death threats prior to his murder. Montero was the director of the […]

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Espionage operation against Cuban officials in Colombia included journalists, Revista Raya revealed

"Journalistic revelations published by Raya Magazine warn of a case of espionage that directly or indirectly affected Colombian and foreign journalists. According to the investigation, agents of the Colombian State traced contacts of the Cuban political attaché Joel Marrero Enríquez, who according to the Colombian government was carrying out espionage activities. As a result of this […]

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23 years after the murder of journalist Jaime Garzón, Colombians demand justice and truth

"You may remember him for his oval glasses and droopy eyes, for the smile he always gave to viewers and for the contrast between the reflections and the humorous criticisms he made about Colombia, a country that at that time was in the midst of a violent scenario composed of paramilitary groups and the extinct […]