BY IPI

Journalist gunned down in Colombia

Colombian journalist Yonni Steven Caicedo was shot and killed on Feb. 19, 2014 after receiving death threats for covering a criminal investigation in the Caldas neighbourhood, located in the coastal town of Buenaventura, in western Colombia, human rights and press freedom groups reported.

Caicedo, 21, worked as a cameraman for two different networks, TV Noticias and Más Noticias. He had left the city after receiving the threats from various men in the neighbourhood who cornered him when he attempted to film the area where a recent murder had taken place.  Local police agents had recommended that Caicedo leave the city after he received the threats. According to reports from the Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), Caicedo waited seven months to return to Buenaventura and was gunned down shortly after he arrived back in town.

 

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Source: IPI