Miami (March 10, 2021) .- The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the threats that dissidents of the guerrilla FARC launched against Colombian journalists Claudia Gurisatti and Vicky Dávila. The organization urged the State to continue its investigations and to guarantee the safety of the communicators.
Claudia Gurisatti, director of NTN24 and vice president for media services of the Ardilla Lülle Organization, and Vicky Dávila, director of Semana magazine, received threatening messages through videos published on the Telegram social network, from Jesús Santrich, former guerrilla chief and dissident of the FARC
The president of the IAPA, Jorge Canahuati, and the president of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, Carlos Jornet, agreed to express "concern about the threats and highlighted the solidarity of the organization with colleagues."
Canahuati, CEO of the media company Grupo Opsa, from Honduras, and Jornet, director of the newspaper La Voz del Interior, from Argentina, added that "the IAPA remains on alert for threats, which appear to be retaliation for journalistic investigations concerning persons on the fringes of the law and fugitives from justice".
The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.