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Press freedom violations on the wane in Colombia, says FLIP


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February 10, 2009

Press freedom violations on the wane in Colombia, says FLIP

Press freedom violations on the wane in Colombia, says FLIP

Good news from Colombia: there were fewer press freedom violations in the first half of 2008 in Colombia than over the same period last year - likely because 2008 is not an election year, a new report by the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) has found.
From January to June, FLIP recorded 63 cases of violations - a 27 percent decrease from the first six months of 2007. Death threats remain the most common form of violations (with 38 cases recorded), especially for journalists reporting on the armed conflict, corruption at the local and departmental levels, or recent national political scandals. Continue reading...
 
To read the full report in spanish click here.