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Data protection

This privacy and personal data protection policy (hereinafter, the "Policy") regulates the collection, storage, processing, management and protection of personal data of third parties received by the Foundation for Press Freedom (hereinafter, "FLIP") through the different channels of information collection that FLIP handles in the development of its activities.

FLIP is a non-profit organization incorporated by public deed 1231 of March 11, 1996, identified with NIT 800102745-9 and domiciled at Cr 25#37-06 in the city of Bogotá D.C., Colombia. The organization systematically monitors press freedom violations in Colombia, develops activities that contribute to the protection of journalists and the media, and promotes the fundamental right to freedom of expression and access to information.


The rights of the owners

FLIP respects the rights of the owners of the personal data it receives through the different means provided for that purpose for the development of its activities. In accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of Law 1581 of 2012, the holders of personal data have the right to:


  • Know, update and rectify their personal data.

  • Request proof of the authorization granted for the processing of their personal data.

  • Be informed, upon request, regarding the use that has been made of their personal data.

  • File before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (hereinafter, "SIC") complaints for violations of the provisions of Law 1581 of 2012 and other rules that modify, add or complement it.

  • To revoke the authorization and/or request the deletion of your data, when the treatment does not respect the principles, rights and constitutional and legal guarantees. The revocation and/or suppression will proceed when the SIC has determined that the treatment violated the legal or constitutional provisions on personal data.

  • Access free of charge to your personal data that have been subject to processing.

  • The processing and type of personal data we collect

FLIP receives personal data, stores it properly and securely and uses it within the purposes of its mission, in accordance with the provisions of Law 1581 of 2012 and its regulatory decrees.

The type of personal data collected and the purposes of the processing will depend on the corresponding database to which the data is incorporated, as shown below.


FLIP's Communications Dissemination Database

FLIP collects personal data from the different people who provide their contact information in order to receive information related to FLIP's mission, such as alerts, communications, bulletins, news, research and calls.

For this database, data such as name, e-mail, telephone, address, place of work and position held are collected.

Database of employees, contractors and suppliers

FLIP also processes personal data of its employees, contractors and suppliers in order to comply with the contracts entered into with them and fulfill its legal obligations. For purposes of the above, depending on the subject, FLIP collects personal data such as:


  • Name and identification number.

  • Place and date of birth.

  • Marital status.

  • Contact information (address, telephone and e-mail).

  • Resume.

  • Occupation.

  • Information related to social security contributions.

  • Date of entry and date of retirement.

  • Type and term of contract.

  • Work day.

  • Salary, fees and/or considerations, as the case may be.

  • General medical, audiometric and optometric reports.

  • Transfer of personal data to other countries


By accepting this Policy, you expressly agree to the transfer of your data to third countries, when FLIP so requires for the fulfillment of its purposes and the purposes set forth above.


Inquiries and complaints procedure

In case of inquiries and/or claims, the interested party must communicate his/her request clearly and expressly by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to the physical address Cr 25 # 37-06 and/or to the telephone numbers 4870912 and 3406943.

For the attention of queries and claims, FLIP will apply the procedure established by Law 1581 of 2012.

Requests, queries and claims will be processed by the administrative and financial area of FLIP with the support of the legal team.


Validity of the Privacy Policy

This Policy shall be effective as of 09/13/2018. FLIP reserves the right to modify this policy at any time without prior notice. The modifications will be effective and effective against third parties as of its publication. For purposes of knowing the updated version of this Policy, it is recommended to visit the portal

Friday, 31 August 2018 16:07

About Cartographies of information

Since mid 2016 untill August 2018, the Foundation for Press Freedom traveled to different parts of the country to gather information, interview journalists and analize information to understand how conflict affected regional media in Colombia.

The main results of this investigation can be found in the microsite Cartografías de la Información (only available in Spanish).

Until August 2018, according to the most recent update, FLIP's Center of Studies for Freedom of Expression has found that around 7.8 million people in Colombia lives in silence, meaning that this amount of people has no access to local news in their municipalities. 

Some of the numbers, conclusions and main concerns can be found in this document.


The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in spanish) introduces the report on the conditions of press freedom during the 2014 elections, which is a publication that analyzes the problems faced by the press to cover the parliamentary and presidential elections.

Take a look at the report, in Spanish, in the attached document.

The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its spanish initials) presents the Handbook for the Access to Public Information, a publication that contains practical and useful tools for journalists and citizens to be able to seek and receive information, defines who are the subjects obliged to provide public information, establishes the type of information that is searchable, and provides a number of useful formats to request information.

The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in spanish) published on February 11th their annual report 'Protests: No guarantees to cover', which takes a snapshot of the state of press freedom in Colombia in 2013. This year the FLIP recorded 123 direct attacks against the press, within them some cause particular concern, like the murders of journalist Edinson Molina, in Puerto Berrío (Antioquia), and reporter and speaker José Darío Arenas, in Caicedonia (Valle del Cauca).

Take a look at the report, in Spanish, in the attached document.

On April 24, 2012, during the Book Fair of Bogota, the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in spanish), presented the book: “Between Silence and Courage: Two decades of press freedom in Colombia” (Editorial Planeta).

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