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Flip rejects attacks on journalists during the June 7 marches

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Flip rejects attacks on journalists during the June 7 marches

The Flip spoke about it

Faced with the previous aggression, that of a journalist from Caracol Radio in Barranquilla and three others, the Foundation for Press Freedom ruled on the matter.

“We reject the attacks by demonstrators against five journalists in Bogotá, Medellín and Barranquilla. Reporters from RCN Radio, Blu Radio and Caracol Radio covered the mobilizations called this June 7 in favor of the national government’s reforms,” ​​a statement read.

In addition, the Foundation referred to the statements made by the head of state regarding the media:

“Also, in the framework of the protests, President Gustavo Petro gave a speech in which, without evidence, he blamed Semana Magazine for the actions that the Prosecutor’s Office is carrying out. “They just raided other offices of the presidency. Semana orders and the CTI obeys, ”said the President in his public speech, it is added in the text

The Flip asked the president to create a better environment for the exercise of journalists:

It is important to highlight that The President’s speech should seek to promote an optimal environment for journalists to carry out their work at all times. Contrary to what he did today, the president must send messages to his followers about the importance of respecting journalistic work and the diversity of opinions, the document read.

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