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May 30, 2008

Community radio station in Colombia, its journalists, other employees threatened by paramilitary

When community radio station Sarare Estéreo's journalists arrived for work at dawn on May 29 in Saravena, Aracua department, they found a gigantic graffiti message on the station door, apparently from the Colombian paramilitary group, Autodefensa Unidas de Colombia (AUC), according to the Internaitonal Federation of Journalists (IFJ). This is only the most recent of a series of threatening messages, which began being sent as text messages to station journalists and other staff on May 8, warning... MORE
October 14, 2007

Western Colombia has most press freedom violation cases in country

The Valle del Cauca department in western Colombia has one of the highest rates of press freedom violations in the country, forcing journalists into silence, the Foundation for Press Freedom (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP) has found. According to the analysis, from 2003 to mid-2007, 50 violations were documented: 35 journalists were threatened, five of whom fled into exile; and three journalists were killed. Cali is the city with the highest level of human rights violations in the... MORE