IAPA President María Elvira Domínguez said, “We are pleased that after so many years of seeking justice in the case of Nelson [Carvajal] and his family members we will be witnesses and part of a ceremony in which there will be recognized the need to obtain justice for cases such as this one not to occur again.”
The case could be of crucial importance as a judicial precedent and source of legal resources to achieve similar results in other cases.
In Colombia a powerful fight against online gender violence is underway, using a tool destined to become a movement in its own right.
Almost seven months ago, journalists Javier Ortega, Paul Rivas, and Efrain Segarra were abducted and killed at the border between Ecuador and Colombia. A team of 20 reporters investigated what happened.
His colleagues said that he had been working for 15 years at the radio station and that he was dedicated to disseminating community issues and the needs of the local population. It is not known if he had received death threats.
The alliance will seek to prove that impunity will not win, and that it is possible to work “in real time” for justice.
In a historic verdict, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held the Colombian state responsible for the 1998 death of journalist Nelson Carvajal. To better understand this groundbreaking ruling we spoke with lawyer Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS).
Uribe’s supporters have showered the cartoonist with insults, tried to take him to court, and now have called for him to be assassinated.
Over 500 Ecuadorean journalists and rights organizations have signed a letter calling for the governments of Colombia and Ecuador to take immediate action to protect a team of journalists abducted by militants on their mutual border.
The sentencing of the gunman responsible for the 2015 murder of Colombian radio journalist Luis Antonio Peralta Cuéllar and his wife Sofía Quintero is a welcome step toward justice, CPJ said.
The peace deal between the government and FARC guerrillas should mean that journalists in Colombia can work freely and without fear of violence, said CPJ. That is apparently not the case for journalist Mauricio Cardoso.
In 2014, 25 May became the National Day of Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence in Colombia. FLIP is asking the State to take necessary measures to expedite proceedings and punish those responsible for these crimes.
In Cauca, Colombia, three journalists of the Cali newspaper El País were approached and intimidated by two armed men who identified themselves as members of the National Liberation Army (ELN).
Journalist Jineth Bedoya has had to give over 11 accounts of her abduction, torture and sexual assault at the hands of Colombian paramilitaries. On 1 March, she must testify again.