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first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies October 21, 2020 Find out more A stringer for the French station Radio Nova, Julien Fouchet, has been released by a paramilitary group that was holding him, a French diplomatic source said in Bogotá on 27 February. French embassy spokesman Frank Técourt said that Fouchet, who disappeared in the Sierra Nevada on 15 January 2004, had been held by a paramilitary group that wanted “to determine exactly what he was doing there”. Fouchet, a student of law in the Colombian capital, was in good health, he added. News May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas News February 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Nova contributor is free to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information A stringer for the French station Radio Nova, Julien Fouchet, has been released by a paramilitary group that was holding him, a French diplomatic source said in Bogotá on 27 February. French embassy spokesman Frank Técourt said that Fouchet, who disappeared in the Sierra Nevada on 15 January 2004, had been held by a paramilitary group that wanted “to determine exactly what he was doing there”. Fouchet, a student of law in the Colombian capital, was in good health, he added._____Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the fate of Julien Fouchet, 27, a French law student in Bogota and freelance contributor to Radio Nova, whose disappearance in northern Colombia more than a month ago was officially confirmed by the French embassy in Bogota yesterday.The organisation urged the Colombian authorities to do everything possible to find him.There has been no word of Fouchet since he went missing in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta on 15 January. Located near the Caribbean coast 1,000 km north of the capital, this mountain range boasts indigenous archeological sites but is also the refuge of armed groups and drug traffickers.Agence France-Presse said Fouchet wanted to make contact with the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in the Sierra Nevada. About 80 journalists have been kidnapped or detained by Colombia’s two main guerrilla groups, the ELN and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), since 1997. It was the ELN that kidnapped two journalists – one American and one British – in January 2003.Fouchet’s parents have gone to Colombia to seek more information about the circumstances of his disappearance. News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americalast_img read more