Reporters Fear Losing Immunity in Colombia War
Despite the savagery of Colombia’s conflict, foreign correspondents have long enjoyed a type of diplomatic immunity, moving relatively freely through war-ravaged countryside and interviewing rebels and paramilitaries fresh from the battlefield.
But Thursday’s announcement by Marxist rebels that they had kidnapped British reporter Ruth Morris and American photographer Scott Dalton has many wondering whether the rules of the game have changed. Colombia is one of the most dangerous places on the globe for reporters, with at least eight murdered last year. Full Story