The Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP) is a non-governmental organization in charge of monitoring attacks on press freedom in Colombia, developing activities that contribute towards protecting journalists and media, and promoting freedom of expression and access to information. It has a network of over 30 correspondents distributed throughout the country, who report violations against press freedom in various regions.
FLIP is a consultative member of the Organization of American States (OAS). As well as a member of Antonio Nariño Project (PAN), International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), made up of 90 organizations across the world; Regional Alliance for the freedom of expression and information, and More Information, More Rights platform.
- We develop security measures for journalists at risk. We carry out missions and issue thematic reports and publications about the status of freedom of expression and access to public information in Colombia.
- We provide legal advice to journalists who have been victims of assault.
- We document and report cases of attacks on freedom of expression.
- We offer training in self-protection, freedom of expression and access to public information.
- We provide psychosocial support to threatened journalists.
- In 2010, the University of Missouri School of Journalism awarded us the Medal of Honor due to our remarkable effort defending Freedom of the Press.
- Since 1999, we have assisted more than 1200 journalists at risk.
- We have monitored more than 500 cases of violations against Freedom of the Press.
- Every year, we train an average of 200 people in topics related to freedom of expression and access to information.
- We act as a source of advice to international cooperation agencies, State entities, media and multilateral agencies.
- After a 2-year follow-up of journalist Luis Agustín González's case, FLIP succeeded in having the first libel and difamation jurisprudence established.