Colombia is a tough country for journalism. Human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights First, as well as professional journalist organizations such as Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, rank Colombia as one of the four most dangerous countries for journalists. They also report that Colombia suffers one of the highest assassination and exile rates of any country in the world.
Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez and other Latin American journalists have established the FundaciÃ³n para un Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano to train the new generation of journalists. The Institute has regular seminars, workshops and other programs. (Ca. San Juan de Dios 3-121, Cartagena de Indias. Tel.: 5-664-5890, Fax: 5-664-5904, URL: www.fnpi.org).
The established media in Colombia play a major role in the governmentâ€™s anti-terrorism program. We also list some of the independent media of the country. More listings for Colombia media may be found at Internet Public Library (www.ipl.org) or at World Press (www.worldpress.org).
El Espectador (BogotÃ¡) â€” www.elespectador.com
El Heraldo (Barranquilla) â€” www.elheraldo.com.co
El Mundo (MedellÃn) â€” www.elmundo.com
El PaÃs (Cali) â€” www.elpais.com.co
El Tiempo (BogotÃ¡) â€” www.eltiempo.com
El Universal (Cartagena) â€” www.eluniversal.com.co
Cromos (Centrist, news) â€” www.cromos.com.co
El Malpensante (literary) â€” www.elmalpensante.com
NÃºmero (Leftist, cultural) â€” www.revistanumero.com
Revista Cambio (Liberal) â€” www.revistacambio.com
Semana (Centrist, news) â€” www.semana.com
Television and Radio
Caracola â€” www.canalcaracol.com RCN â€” www.canalrcn.com / in English: www.ntn24news.com
Telesur â€” www.telesurtv.net â€” Colombia is not officially part of the Telesur consortia, but it can be received in some parts of the country
CM & la Noticia â€” www.cmi.com.co
Colombia Indy Media â€” colombia.indymedia.org
Colombian Journal (journalist Gary Leech) â€” www.colombiajournal.org
Colombia Reports â€“ www.colombiareports.com
El yesQuero (lawyer-journalist Rafael RincÃ³n) â€” elyesquero.blogspot.com
Reuters Alert Net: Colombia Displacement â€” www.alertnet.org/printable.htm, with excellent articles with figures on War on Drugs, narcotrafficking and refugees
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