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On the night of Friday 10 May 2013, Alberto Lázaro del Valle, a well-known local radio personality and director of the Planeta radio station in Cali, was killed. Del Valle was approached by two people who shot him as he left the station, according to reports from the Cali Metropolitan Police. 

FLIP condemns an attack on journalist Ricardo Calderón, head of research for the magazine Semana. 

The attack took place at 7 p.m. on 1 May 2013, while Calderón was driving, on his way to cover a story. Calderón was near a toll station when two people got out of a vehicle, called Calderón's name, and fired several shots at his car. The journalist managed to manoeuvre his car away from his attackers and he escaped unharmed. The attack left five bullet holes in his car. 

The Foundation for Press Freedom (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, FLIP) condemns the threats recently received by journalist Yesid Toro Meléndez following the reprinting of his book "Complot para matar al Diablo" (Plot to kill the Devil). Toro, who is also editor of the Q'Hubonewspaper in Cali, was forced to flee the city on 16 April 2013. 

(FLIP/IFEX) - 17 January 2013 - Oxfam and FLIP condemn the recent threats against journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima and call for a prompt investigation. 

On 11 January 2013, Bedoya, a journalist with El Tiempo, received a threatening message via one of her sources warning her to stop publishing accusations. The individual in question said to tell Bedoya that she should stop reporting on "these things" or else she knew what might happen. 

(FLIP/IFEX) - 30 May 2012 - FLIP celebrates the 30 May release of journalist Romeo Langlois in San Isidro region, Montañita municipality, Caquetá, and is grateful for the willingness of the International Committee of the Red Cross, former senator Piedad Córdoba and French government delegate Jean-Baptiste Chauvin, to assist with his liberation. 

(FLIP/IFEX) - 15 May 2012 - The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) condemns the attack against Fernando Londoño, director of the radio programme La Hora de la Verdad (Time for the Truth) and a columnist forLa Patria newspaper and other media. The bomb attack, which resulted in the death of two of Londoño's bodyguards, occurred today at 11:00 a.m. in northern Bogota. 

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