New York, October 13,
2009—Prominent radio journalist Herbin Hoyos Medina left Colombia on Monday
after authorities uncovered a supposed plot to kill him, according to local
news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the threats against Hoyos and urges authorities
to continue to provide protection and ensure that the journalist can return to
On April 23, 2009, six unidentified assailants held at
gunpoint Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal, host of the political program "La
Luciérnaga" on national Caracol Radio, inside his home in the western city of
Carlos Serrano, director and radio host for the Bogotá-based
Radio Diversia, left
Two individuals, who identified themselves as members of the
far-right paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of
Colombia (AUC), shot Colombian journalist Gustavo Adolfo Valencia Ayala inside
his home in the eastern city of
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