Colombian journalist murdered
A television journalist was murdered in southwestern Colombia, bringing to seven the number of journalists killed over the past 12 months, the Colombian Journalism Association said Thursday.
Harold Rivas, 48, known for his broadcast "Comuna L," was killed in the town of Buga, where he also operated a funeral institute, dpa reported.
The killer came into the funeral parlor and shot Rivas without warning, the journalism group said.
Rivas was known for his probing, investigative work in the broadcast "Comuna L," where he uncovered scandals and rapped the conscience of officialdom. He also worked as a sports reporter in various local radio stations.
But colleagues could not recall any death threats.
Rivas left behind a wife and three children.
The Journalism Association demanded an investigation and the arrest and punishment of the killer. But such investigations are rarely completed in Colombia, where more than four decades of civil strife have taken a toll on the justice system.