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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-25-07 03:20 AM
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2 journalists flee Colombia on death threats
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Source: International Herald Tribune/Associated Press

2 journalists flee Colombia on death threats
The Associated Press
Published: October 24, 2007

BOGOTA, Colombia: Two Colombian journalists have fled the country in the past week because of death threats, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

Violent drug cartels, far-right death squads and leftist rebels have made Colombia a precarious place for reporters. Dozens of journalists have been killed here in recent years.

The committee said in a statement that television presenter and documentarian Hollman Morris left Colombia on Sunday and radio host Geovanny Alvarez fled Friday.

Morris, who recently won an award from the Foundation for New Journalism, has been threatened before but decided to leave for the U.S. with his family after receiving an e-mail in September from a group calling itself the Colombian Patriotic Front that called him "an anti-patriot, a member of the guerrillas, and a tattletale."

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