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Colombia: FLIP warns about the advance of judicial harassment by former prosecutor Néstor Humberto Martínez against journalist Cecilia Orozco

"On July 14, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) warned about the progress of the lawsuit for libel and slander that is being pursued against the director of Noticias Uno and columnist of the newspaper El Espectador, Cecilia Orozco, which was filed by the former Attorney General of the Nation, Néstor Humberto Martínez, in 2019. […]

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Colombian prosecutor moves forward in criminal proceedings against columnist Yohir Akerman

"The  Colombian Prosecutor's Office scheduled an indictment hearing against columnist Yohir Akerman for Aug. 5, for the criminal proceeding for defamation, initiated by former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez in 2020. It is an anomalous case and a mechanism of intimidation against the press and freedom of opinion. In the column titled 'Facts,' published on May […]

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Latin American organizations denounce siege against the press in Colombia during presidential campaign

"The undersigned organizations highlight the risks of the rhetoric used against the media during the current electoral campaign in Colombia. This creates an environment that attempts to impide the exercise of freedom of the press, reduces the diversity of information and limits the content that citizens can access. It also raises deep concerns about the […]

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Colombia experiences the most violent electoral period against the press in the last decade

"In the first five months of the year, there was a 59% increase in threats against news outlets and journalists compared to 2018. (...) From Jan. 1 to May 20, 2022, FLIP recorded 97 threats against the media and journalists. In other words, one reporter was threatened every day and a half. In this same […]

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Colombian regulator: Economic, commercial and political interests of TV channels are the greatest risk for information pluralism

"The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) presented the results of the 'Study of risks to information pluralism in Colombian open television' so that the country's television media and the public have resources to understand the elements that imply a risk to diversity of information, something fundamental for freedom of expression and democracy, the entity said. The […]

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Colombia: Hearse follows director of TV channel Noticias Uno on her way home

"This Sunday, April 3, Noticias Uno denounced in its on-air broadcast that its director, Cecilia Orozco, was chased by a hearse to her residence. The events occurred on the past holiday weekend of March 21. According to news outlet, the event took place when Orozco She left the TV channel's building and headed home.The journalist […]

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Latin American journalists win 5 out of 6 categories in King of Spain Award

"The investigation and the 'live' storytelling of the great challenges facing Ibero-America and the world such as violence, the environmental struggle, political corruption, social rights or cultural integration, are the focus of the six works awarded this Wednesday, March 3 with the International King of Spain Journalism Awards 2022. The winners, from a total of […]

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Journalist Julián Martínez denounces an attack against him in Bogotá, Colombia

"The author of the controversial 'ChuzaDAS' investigative report said through his Twitter account he had suffered an attack in Bogotá, Colombia, in which his security detail 'had to draw their weapons.' The events took place on Wed. Feb. 23, at the journalist's home. (...) Martínez is an investigative journalist. He contributes to the web portal La […]

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El Tiempo de Colombia surpassed 100 thousand subscribers 14 months after launching its payment wall

"EL TIEMPO has reached an important milestone in its subscription model to surpass the threshold of 100,000 active digital subscribers, a great achievement which has placed it in first place within the news media by subscription in Colombia and third in Latin America, according to ranking by Grupo de Diarios de America, GDA. […] Thanks […]

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Colombian Prosecutor's Office accuses alleged kidnapper of journalist Jineth Bedoya

"The Attorney General's Office of Colombia" accused the trainee prison guard of the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) Marco Javier Morantes Pico as allegedly responsible for the crime of simple aggravated kidnapping, in relation to the violent acts against the journalist." Bedoya, the now editor of special issues for the Bogota newspaper El Tiempo, […]