In recent months, three Colombian journalists were forced to flee their cities of residence after receiving death threats from illegal armed groups, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), published on April 23.
Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil -- three of the 12 countries worldwide with five or more unsolved cases of journalists killed for their work -- again find themselves on the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) annual Impunity Index.
A warrant for the arrest of a Colombian journalist was suspended by prosecutors on Thursday April 12, when the warrant expired, according to Caracol Radio.
The young man who confessed to killing Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo on March 15 was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Colombian court in the city of Pereira, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.
A Colombian journalist received a death threat by a fan of the soccer club Deportes Tolima for publishing a photograph where the fan appeared in a quarrel inside a soccer field after a game.
For the second time this month, a Colombian journalist was shot to death; this time in Sabanalarga, in the state of Atlántico, Colombia, reported The Associated Press. Journalist Jesús Martínez, a community radio reporter in Sabanalarga, was killed Thursday, March 29.
A young man confessed to killing Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, and said that he was offered about $1,000 for the crime, which occurred on Thursday, March 15, reported the newspaper El Universal.
Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo was shot to death on Thursday, March 15, reported the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP in Spanish).
The regional court in Cundinamarca, Colombia, upheld a criminal libel sentence against a Colombian journalist on Wednesday, Feb. 29, for publishing an editorial criticizing former governor and senator María Leonor Serrano de Camargo, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish).
A Colombian activist and journalist who received death threats after uploading a video to YouTube showing police violence has decided to flee from his native city of Huila, Colombia, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish).