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The Attorney General Office decided to preclude the investigation against Alejandro Cardenas Orozco, alias ‘JJ’, a member of the paramilitary Centuar Block in the evening hours of June 1. He had confessed on August 5, 2011 to his participation in the kidnapping of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima. 

On 14 February 2015, at 5:30 p.m., journalist Luis Peralta Cuellar, 63, was killed at his home in the municipality of El Doncello, in the department of Caquetá. The journalist operated the Linda Stereo radio station, an affiliate of Caracol radio, from his home. 

From December 1st 2014, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) starts the execution of the project UDF-COL-13-579 "Strengthening Democracy through Freedom of Expression and Peace Agenda for Journalists in Colombia", funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

FLIP, the Foundation for Press Freedom, condemns the incidents reported by journalist Oscar Castaño Valencia on 10 November while he was investigating cases related to human trafficking. 

Castaño Valencia has worked for the past few months on an investigation into the regulation of prostitution by "combos", criminal groups, in the municipality of Bello, in the Antioquia department. 

On 26 September 2014, the Human Rights Section of the Attorney General's Office confirmed that the May 2000 kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of journalist Jineth Bedoya constitutes a crime against humanity. 

Bogotá, 3 September 2014 

OPEN LETTER TO THE PUBLIC 

My name is Javier Osuna Sarmiento. I am a journalist and I love this job. I will only stop doing it when I get old, not out of fear of reprisals. 

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