Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Jessé Medina Parra

El Fogonazo

January 28, 1994, in Cucuta, Colombia

Medina Parra, a journalist with a local radio station in conflict-ridden Cucuta, was killed on his way to work when an unidentified gunman shot him three times in the head before escaping on a motorcycle. Medina Parra hosted a morning show during which listeners called in to complain about government corruption.


Medium: Radio

Job: Columnist / Commentator

Beats Covered: Corruption

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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