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Thursday, 19 April 2012 03:00

Journalist flees after FARC threats

(FLIP/IFEX) - 19 April 2012 - FLIP condemns threats by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group against journalist Jesús Antonio Pareja, an announcer for the La Voz de la Tierra community radio station in Roncesvalles municipality, Tolima department. 

Regardless of the fact that access to information is a fundamental right in Colombia, there is still a considerably long road to travel before this right is completely recognized. The access to information has an undeniable connection to democracy, and for it to operate adequately; actions are necessary from both the State and society.

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