Two gunmen shot and killed Yonni Steven Caicedo, a 21-year-old Colombian cameraman for TV Noticias and Más Noticias, on Feb. 19 in the Comuna 12 section of the city of Buenaventura, according to the the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP).
Caicedo started receiving death threats seven months ago, which forced him to flee from Buenaventura for some time, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. He had just returned to the city last month.
Although the police had encouraged the journalist to leave Buenaventura and offered some initial protection, RSF criticized authorities for not continuing to protect him.
“The police are well aware that the environment in which journalists operate is a minefield. Those investigating this journalist’s murder must actively consider the possibility that the motive was linked to his work,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the RSF’s Americas desk.
Colombia’s National Protection Agency (UNP) condemned Caicedo’s death but said it had not been informed about the existence of death threats against him and continues here
Yes I know Colombia isn’t Venezuela…
…and it’s already selling you loads of oil and coal and coffee and your Valentine’s Day cut flowers and all sorts of other stuff via your favoured North American companies who make profits and pay taxes and have plenty of cash for lobbying, so you are not going to be instructed to care. You’re getting told anyway.
When you start giving a shit about real press freedom in the Americas, the type that does NOT make squealing sounds on your TV because it truly cannot speak out for fear of death, then I’ll give a crap about your injustice du jour, gringo.