Journalist finally brings attackers to justice but warns: ‘Colombia’s sliding backwards’

Last year saw 477 attacks and threats against journalists as factions battle over territory once held by Farc

Nearly two decades after her ordeal, Jineth Bedoya’s voice still cracks when she describes the day she was brutally attacked while carrying out her job as a reporter in Colombia.

“It’s difficult to understand what happened, all I know is that I wanted to die,” she says.

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Journalist finally brings attackers to justice but warns: ‘Colombia’s sliding backwards’