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Colombian TV director resigns from network in protest

The following is a CPJ blog post by John Otis, CPJ Andes Consultant.

A Colombian TV news director, who oversaw hard-hitting political coverage in central Antioquia department, resigned on June 28 after his editorial meeting was secretly recorded and used by politicians to push for his ouster.

Juan Pablo Barrientos, 30, now the former director of Teleantioquia Noticias, the main news program on the Teleantioquia public TV station, told CPJ he was summoned to a meeting with the station's general manager, Selene Botero, on June 20. Botero told him that two local politicians had informed her that they had an audio recording of Barrientos at an editorial meeting using foul language to describe the actions and behavior of members of the Antioquia departmental assembly.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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