Articles by Foundation for Press Freedom – FLIP
On October 18th, 2021, the Inter-American Court released a historic judgment on the analysis of sexual violence as a way to silence female journalists. The court found the Colombian State responsible for not guaranteeing the rights of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima. In 2000, Jineth was a victim of kidnapping, torture and sexual abuse.
“Physical, sexual and psychological torture of Jineth Bedoya could not have been carried out without the collaboration of the State”: IACtHR ruling
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a historic ruling in the case of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima against Colombia, in which it analyzes for the first time the use of sexual violence as a form of silencing and control against a woman journalist in the context of the Colombian armed conflict.
Colombia’s National Agency for Legal Defense alleged that the majority of the Inter-American Court’s judges are not impartial in the case. The State decided to leave the hearing, and the State’s witness did not appear to testify before the Court.
Why are we under surveillance? Questions for President Iván Duque’s government and the Colombian Army
Despite the information available, we are unable to fully comprehend the extent of the illegal actions ordered by a security force that, rather than persecuting and stigmatising us, has an obligation to provide guarantees for our work as journalists.
FLIP condemns massive surveillance, profiling of local and international journalists by Colombian army
Profiling and surveillance – practices characteristic of authoritarian regimes – contravene the government’s freedom of expression obligations and raise questions about society’s right to information and guarantees for the work of journalists.
An international mission comprised of 17 international organizations underscores its concern regarding the lack of guarantees offered by the Mexican state to solve the country’s grave freedom of expression crisis and the state’s failure to recognize the seriousness of the problem.
On heels of Slovakia and Malta murders, European Commission urged to take the lead to protect journalists
In a joint open letter to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, organisations urge EC officials to ensure that police investigations are full, thorough and independent in Slovakia and Malta.