Guillermo Bravo Vega

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Reports   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Getting Away with Murder 2008

CPJ's Impunity Index ranks countries where killers of journalists go free

New York, April 30, 2008 -- Democracies from Colombia to India and Russia to the Philippines are among the worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalists' killers according to the Impunity Index, a list of countries compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists where governments have consistently failed to solve journalists' murders.

Attacks on the Press   |   Colombia

Attacks on the Press 2003: Colombia

Colombian journalists continued paying an extremely heavy price for practicing their profession amid a 40-year-old civil war pitting two major leftist guerrilla groups against the Colombian army and right-wing paramilitary forces. At least four journalists were killed in reprisal for their work in 2003, and CPJ continues to investigate the deaths of three others.

Alerts   |   Iraq

36 JOURNALISTS KILLED FOR THEIR WORK IN 2003More than a third killed during conflict in Iraq

New York, January 2, 2004—A total of 36 journalists were killed worldwide as a direct result of their work in 2003, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). This is a sharp increase from 2002, when 19 journalists were killed. The war in Iraq was the primary reason for the increase, as 13 journalists, more than a third of this year's casualties, were killed in hostile actions.

In fact, according to CPJ's statistics, the death toll in Iraq was the highest annual total from a single country since 24 journalists were killed in Algeria in 1995 at the height of civil strife between the government and Islamist militants.

Alerts   |   Colombia

Two journalists flee for the capital One journalist is shot and another receives death threats

Bogotá, Colombia, May 12, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is extremely concerned about two Colombian journalists who have fled their homes. One fled after being shot, and the other left after receiving death threats. Both men reported frequently on the country’s 40-year-old civil war, which pits leftist guerrillas against the government and right-wing paramilitary militias.

On Tuesday, May 6, gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle shot journalist José Iván Aguilar Castañeda while he was driving to Calor Estéreo radio, where he hosts his weekday morning program “Noticias Ya” (News Now) in the city of Villavicencio, Meta Department, the journalist told CPJ.
May 12, 2003 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Colombia

COLÔMBIA: Dois jornalistas buscam refúgio na capitalUm foi baleado e o outro recebeu ameaças de morte

Bogotá, Colômbia, 12 de maio de 2003—O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ, por sua sigla em inglês) está preocupado com dois jornalistas colombianos que abandonaram suas casas. Um escapou de ser baleado e o outro recebeu ameaças de morte. Ambos informavam com freqüência sobre a guerra civil de quase quatro décadas no país, que enfrenta as guerrilhas esquerdistas contra o governo e as milícias paramilitares de direita.
May 12, 2003 12:00 PM ET

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Letters   |   Colombia

CPJ concerned by killings and threats

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply alarmed by the rapid escalation of violence against the press in Colombia in recent months. In addition to a wave of threats that has fostered a climate of fear among...

May 1, 2003 12:00 PM ET

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