COLUMBIA RADIO HOST GUNNED DOWN OUTSIDE RADIO STATION

COLUMBIA RADIO HOST GUNNED DOWN OUTSIDE RADIO STATION

A reminder that uncensored news is dangerous to report.

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the murder of Flor Alba Núñez, a young program host who was gunned down yesterday morning outside a radio station in her hometown of Pitalito, in the southwestern department of Huila.

Two men on a motorcycle shot Núñez, 25, as she was entering Radio Preferida FM, where she presented the programme “La Preferida Stereo.” She also worked for the news programmes of Canal 6,TV5 and Canal Nación TV and was a student at the University of Magdalena’s social science faculty.

Relatives said she recently received anonymous threats after posting photos of detained suspects on her Facebook page. The suspects were reportedly arrested shortly after committing a robbery near Pitalito’s city hall.

Núñez was the third journalist to be murdered in Colombia this year,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We condemn this shocking crime and urge the Colombian authorities to do everything possible to solve it.  Read More: http://en.rsf.org/colombia-young-programme-host-gunned-down-11-09-2015,48339.html

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